Remember earlier this summer when Katie Couric took responsibility for fraudulent editing in the anti-2nd Amendment documentary Under the Gun?
Couric admitted that she had noticed Director Stephanie Soechtig had substituted 8 seconds of “b-roll” film that made members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) appear stumped instead of their thoughtful response to a question on firearm background checks.
Now, BearingArms.com is reporting that the VCDL has filed a defamation lawsuit against Couric, Soechtig, and the producers of the film. The lawsuit alleges that the filmmakers “manipulated the footage in service of an agenda” and even used “lighting tricks” during production. According to BearingArms.com, “the lawsuit seeks compensatory damages of $12 million and punitive damages of $350,000 per plaintiff, as well as an injunction against further distribution of the edited footage.”
Several other anti-2nd Amendment groups partnered with the producers of the film to promote its release including the following:
Americans for Responsible Solutions
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Everytown for Gun Safety
Sandy Hook Promise
Moms Demand Action
Violence Policy Center
Purpose Over Pain
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
States United to Prevent Gun Violence
The Washington Times is reporting that Under the Gun’s Director Stephanie Soechtig still stands by the editing decision; it appears now she’ll be held accountable.