TV network legally chased for re-enacting Orlando shooting

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 21: A view of the Pulse Nightclub sign on June 21, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Orlando community continues to mourn deadly mass shooting at gay club. The Orlando community continues to mourn the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

The Univision television network faces a lawsuit concerning their program in which they re-enacted Pulse nightclub shooting of June 12.‘Crónicas De Sábado’ show episode represented one of the worst American tragedies. Some survivors of the atrocity are featured on the show in interviews taken at the time of the shooting. But many have taken umbrage at the episode, titled ‘Baño De Sangre’, or ‘Blood Bath’.Social networks contained the trailer of the show and asked to remove it.Now one of the victims of the shooting, Orlando Torres, who laid on the floor and played dead as the shooter killed people around him, has said he is considering legal action over the episode. He says: I don’t need that… I don’t think any victim needs that.” But it was noticed by some, and the network was accused of “re-traumatising” members of the LGBT community. The owner of the Pulse club where the shooting took place, Barbara Poma, posted on the Facebook page for the show that the “lack of respect for these grieving families” was “incomprehensible”.


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