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George Zimmerman Threatens to Sue NBC Over 911 Edits

UPDATE: George Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara said that his client is merely "considering" suing NBC, after the New York Post reported that Zimmerman was about to move forward with a lawsuit.

O'Mara said in a statement to The Wrap: "Due in large part to NBC’s actions, George has had to live in hiding, in fear for his life. Yes, we are considering a lawsuit against NBC for defamation, and we have collaborated with outside counsel to advise Mr. Zimmerman."

EARLIER: George Zimmerman is reportedly suing NBC, NBC News president Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen over the network's editing of his 911 call to police before he shot Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman killed Martin, an unarmed teenager, in February. NBC aired an edited version of his exchange with the 911 operator, which made it sound like he had volunteered that Martin was "black." In fact, Zimmerman had been responding to the operator asking whether the "suspicious person" he was calling about was "black, white or Hispanic."

The controversial edit, which aired on "Today," roiled the network last spring. 
NBC News admitted that it made an "error" and apologized. Two staffers were fired afteran internal investigation into the matter, and a third person was let go over another unrelated mistake editing the tape.

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10/05/2012 3:37PM
George Zimmerman Threatens to Sue NBC Over 911 Edits
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10/18/2012 11:11AM
Concerned person from Terrell, Texas:
"If NBC eddited the 911 call they need to be repromended as they were. However, George Zimmerman also is guilty for shooting an unarmed teenager. He should have never approached this young man, but allowed the police to do the job they are trained at. What if Trayvons parents descides to sues Mr. Zimmerman in a civil suit."
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