George Zimmerman, who came to national scrutiny when he killed Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. The video of his voice call with the police department had been cut and choppped to paint Mr. Zimmerman in a negative light, making him look like a racist to the public by splicing his words in sound bites. Mr. Zimmerman filed a law suit against NBC for the video that made it seem like Zimmerman offered information about Trayvon’s race that was ultimately only said after he we was being asked a series of questions. Hit the Jump for more.
He’s suing for intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamtion, after the NBC video depicted him like a heartless criminal, turning the nation against him instantly. Zimmerman has held since the night of the incident that he killed Martin only in self defense after a tussle they had in the gated community where Zimmerman served as a volunteer neighborhood watchmen. He’s accusing NBC of “false and defamatory misimpression using the oldest form of yellow journalism: manipulating Zimmerman’s own words, splicing together disparate parts of the recording to create the illusion of statements that Zimmerman never actually made.” He’s seeking unspecified damages, according to TMZ