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George Zimmerman's Lawsuit Against NBC: Edited 911 Tape Made Him Sound 'Racist'

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By Adam Ramirez on December 06, 2012 2:10 PM

George Zimmerman has sued NBC for editing a 911 tape to make him sound like a racist.

Zimmerman's lawsuit states: "NBC News saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain."

He is suing for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and seeks unspecified damages as well as a trial by jury.

NBC apologized for the editing back in April after the segment ran.

Zimmerman announced back in October plans to sue the network for allegedly editing a 911 tape to make it appear the former neighborhood watchman went after Trayvon Martin because he was black.

Now his legal team has filed suit.

George Zimmerman Sues NBC Over Edited 911 Call