By BRIAN STELTER — 5:51 p.m. | Updated George Zimmerman,accused of second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin earlier this year, filed suit against NBC Universal on Thursday, alleging that news reports that edited his voice on a 911 tape constituted defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The suit, filed in circuit court in Seminole County, Fla., asked for a jury trial. A spokeswoman for NBC Universal said in response to the suit: “We strongly disagree with the accusations made in the complaint. There was no intent to portray Mr. Zimmerman unfairly. We intend to vigorously defend our position in court.”