George Zimmerman has filed a civil lawsuit against NBC, Ron Allen and Jeff Burnside.
[...] 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.
In the last several months, the prosecutors have released evidence regarding this case, and the evidence speaks for itself regarding my innocence. As this lawsuit moves forward, I hope the existence of this exonerating evidence will be broadcast with at least a fraction of the publicity afforded to the lies and misrepresentations. I deserve that and those who have been misinformed deserve that. However, that will be up to the ethical journalists who will spread the truth without regard or concern for political or social pressure.
We had previously outlined the probability of George Zimmerman suing NBC. Today the first filing took place. The O’Mara Law Group and The Beasely Firm (Philadelphia) are co-counsel. http://www.beasleyfirm.com Defamation, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, demand for preservation of evidence, demand for jury trial.
The largest defamation award in Pennsylvania history was previously awarded to The Beasley Firm, $34,000,000.00 ! Suffice to say NBC, and numerous others, have opened themselves to SERIOUS litigation.
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