The Hungarian camerawoman whose awful actions notoriously went viral after she was filmed kicking refugees in September is planning to sue a man she tripped.
She also plans to file a lawsuit against Facebook for enabling a hate campaign against her.
Petra Laszlo kicked Osama Abdul Mohsen – among many other refugees – as he fled to safety at the Hungarian-Serbian border carrying his child.
Soon after her (now former) employer channel N1 fired her, claiming she’d “behaved unacceptably,” Laszlo stated in a letter to Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet that she “honestly” regretted her actions and that she was “not a heartless, child-kicking racist.”
However, as it turns out, she has had a change of heart – or plans, to be more precise.
Once her criminal trial is over, Laszlo intends to file two lawsuits, according to an interview with Russian newspaper Izvestia: one against Mohsen for changing his initial testimony and the other against Facebook for allegedly facilitating people to threaten her.
“He changed his testimony because he initially blamed the police,” she told Izvestia of Mohsen, despite now viral video evidence showing her kicking the man.
“Facebook played a major role in my situation,” she claimed, adding the social media giant “helped embitter people against me.” Currently, a Facebook page titled “Petra Laszlo Shame Wall” has nearly 10,000 likes.
As if tripping refugees running to safety wasn’t terrible enough, suing the man she tried to cause harm just goes to show that Laszlo, unlike her previous claim, isn’t ashamed of her actions at all.