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TalkLeft:
George Zimmerman has filed his defamation lawsuit against NBC and three reporters for their false editing of his non-emergency call to police to report Trayvon Martin. The reporters are Ron Allen, Lilia Lucianno and Jeff Burnside. Luciano and Burnside were since fired. The complaint is here and a website for the case is here.


--- Quote ---    On Thursday, December 6, 2012, George Zimmerman filed a legal complaint against NBCUniversal Media, LLC and three individuals who were employed by NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Inc. during the time relevant to the complaint: Ron Allen, Lilia Rodriguez Luciano, and Jeff Burnside. The 24-page complaint alleges “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.” The complaint, filed in Seminole County, demands a trial by jury, and demands damages sufficient to invoke the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.

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The complaint was filed in the Seminole County Circuit Court. His lawyers are Mark O'Mara and The Beasley Law Firm in Philadelphia.

Feel free to start your own threads to discuss aspects of the case.

Cylinder:
The Beasley Firm, LLC, located in Philadelphia, PA.
The Beasley Firm attorneys are:
Jim Beasley, Jr.
Dion Rassais
Maxwell Kennerly
 
 

AghastInFL:
Previously NMNM wrote:

--- Quote ---Paragraph 47 of the complaint repeats an allegation Zimmerman first made in his Sean Hannity interview, that before he called the police his suspicions were aroused by Martin walking 'between the houses'.

Paragraph 46 adds a new allegation, that before Zimmerman called the police he saw Martin 'walking through the neighborhood, including backyards'.
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both statement might be expressed in a manner new to the record, but are correct physically IMO it as merely a verbose way of saying he entered the Retreat through one of the two known shortcuts (between the buildings and through the backyards).

nomatter_nevermind:

--- Quote from: AghastInFL on December 06, 2012, 07:06:08 PM ---Previously NMNM wrote:

--- Quote from: nomatter_nevermind on December 06, 2012, 02:07:35 PM ---Paragraph 47 of the complaint repeats an allegation Zimmerman first made in his Sean Hannity interview, that before he called the police his suspicions were aroused by Martin walking 'between the houses'.

Paragraph 46 adds a new allegation, that before Zimmerman called the police he saw Martin 'walking through the neighborhood, including backyards'.

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both statement might be expressed in a manner new to the record, but are correct physically IMO it as merely a verbose way of saying he entered the Retreat through one of the two known shortcuts (between the buildings and through the backyards).

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Paragraphs 46 and 47 are on p. 9 of the complaint. Sorry I forgot to include that in the earlier comment.

The statements aren't just about what Martin did. They are about what Zimmerman saw, and when he saw it, and why Zimmerman thought Martin was suspicious and decided to report him.

If the statements refer to Martin entering the neighborhood through a shortcut, that would contradict Zimmerman's statements to SPD. In those statements, Zimmerman said four times that he first saw Martin in front of a house.

As an aside, I don't know of more than one 'known shortcut'. Press reports quote residents as saying that the gap between 1460 and 1510 RVC is so used. Some people, myself included, have speculated that 1350/1410 might be an alternative, but I don't know of any evidence for that.

I don't see any reason to think that the statements in the complaint refer to Martin entering the neighborhood.

In my opinion, the evidence slightly favors Martin entering through the front gate rather than a shortcut.

DebFrmHell:
No Matter?

--- Quote ---In my opinion, the evidence slightly favors Martin entering through the front gate rather than a shortcut.
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Are you referring to time constraints?  Other than that what evidence?  Dee Dee doesn't mention TM coming through the gate.  NEN call doesn't mention the gate.  Other than Crump and Tracy Martin to the press, where else is the gate entry mentioned?  TIA.

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