The judge in George Zimmerman’s defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal is scheduled to hear arguments on a request by the media company to toss the case.

A hearing has been set for June 19, reports the AP. The case had been postponed pending the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last July in the shooting death of the 17-year-old in Florida.

The former neighborhood watch volunteer sued NBC in 2012, claiming he was defamed when the network edited his 911 call to police after Martin’s shooting to make it sound like he was racist.

NBC Universal said in a court filing that Zimmerman failed to comply with Florida’s statute regarding retraction requests after the March 2012 broadcasts at issue. It also argued that the harms Zimmerman says he suffered were not caused by the broadcasts.

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13 thoughts on “NBC Trying To Get George Zimmerman’s Lawsuit Thrown Out

  1. ambientbake on said:

    NBC really did butcher that audio to make it appear that Zimmerman was racist. At least it all worked out in the end; Zimmerman walked and Trayvon didn’t. Hopefully others like Trayvon learned that acting like a raging animal and doubling back to attack someone is NOT a good idea.

  2. Is anyone still living in the fantasy world thinking TrayVon Martin didn’t attack George? Physical injuries, eyewitness accounts, angle and range of bullet. All consistent with Zimmermam’s story. Sorry you don’t like the facts, but that’s what they are. And don’t get me started on the train wreck that was Rachael “Diamond Eugene” Jeantel. She single handedly lost the case for the prosecution. Damm Peeps.

    • jhuf on said:

      NBC FOX see the article says NBC is being sued for false reporting
      I guess your also clueless of the poll which found NBC’s affiliate MessNBC
      was least trusted by the public

  3. Camella Jenkins on said:

    He’s a insecure looser with low self esteem sociopath, opportunist longing for attention. He’s irrelevant yet constantly trying to be relevant. He’s not the only famous murders look at Charles Manson. The only difference is Charles Manson went to/is in prison Zimmerman was found not guilty because of the jacked up laws in Florida and the incompatant jurors..

  4. jhuf on said:

    Agree or not NBC has a history of misrepresenting material associated with
    stories they run, they are professionals and should know better, report the news as it is
    and leave it at that. That prevents the GZ’s from seeking legal recourse such as this

  5. Linda on said:

    This lawsuit needs to thrown out because Zimmerman is only trying to get PAID!!!

    What I do hope is that Trayvon Martin’s parent’s sue Zimm for murder and WIN–just like N Brown’s and R. Goldman’s parents sued OJ and won and got diddly!

    The Martin’s deserve $$$$ from Zimm for murdering their son in COLD BLOOD!!!!

    • ambientbake on said:

      Linda, Travon parents are the ones interested in getting paid and making money off of their dead son.

      Regardless of Zimmerman’s actions that fateful night, if Trayvon hadn’t decided to double back and jump Zimmerman, he might still be alive. Probably in jail by now, but still alive.

      • I agree, Sybrina Fulton has joined the race for money tour and is bilking blacks for thousands. 2 days after his death she submitted a trademark rights request for “Justice for Trayvon” and I am Trayvon. Talk about money hungry Ho. For real, that shyt is cra cra.

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