Zimmerman Loses Defamation Suit Against NBC

Fox News:

A Florida judge has thrown out George Zimmerman’s libel suit against NBC Universal, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday.

Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that Zimmerman, a former Sanford, Fla., Neighborhood Watch volunteer, is not entitled to money from NBC following his defamation lawsuit against the media organization.

Zimmerman had filed the suit two years ago, accusing the media giant of falsely depicting him as a racist in a series of broadcasts NBC ran shortly after Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, inside a gated community in Sanford, Fla., in 2012. In the lawsuit, Zimmerman accused NBC of defaming him by airing edited clips of a 911 call he made on the night of the shooting — claiming NBC practices “yellow journalism.”

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