George Zimmerman truly believes he’s a victim. The former neighborhood watch volunteer, who fatally shot unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, is suing NBC for defamation. Zimmerman is alleging that the network edited his 911 call to police after he shot and killed Martin to make him appear racist.
George Zimmerman is suing NBC, claiming he was defamed when the network edited his 911 call to police after the shooting of Trayvon Martin to make it sound like he is racist.
Zimmerman, who plead not guilty to second-degree murder after following Martin into a gated community and killing him, filed the lawsuit seeking an undisclosed amount of money on Thursday in Seminole County.
Zimmerman offered an explanation for why he’s suing NBC on his website. See an excerpt below:
“What happened that night was a tragedy: a tragedy that NBC exploited, creating an opportunity for profit. I am holding NBC accountable for its actions. If NBC had not spread lies and falsifications about me, this lawsuit would not exist. This lawsuit is a product of NBC’s intentional distortion of facts. I do not know, because of my situation, how I will be able to provide for my wife and myself in the future, and so I expect NBC to be held responsible. The unjustified public persecution of me because of NBC’s actions is wrong. It shouldn’t have happened to me, and it shouldn’t happen to anyone.”