Petra Laszlo, the Hungarian camerawoman infamous for tripping a Syrian refugee carrying a small child, has announced she intends to sue Facebook – upon which her misdeeds went viral - and her victim, who she alleges lied about the incident.
Speaking with Russia’s Izvestia newspaper, the 41-year-old who was sacked from her position at Hungarian TV Channel N1TV has said she is “not a heartless, racist children kicking camerawoman".
In the aftermath of widespread condemation (and abuse) for her actions, she plans to sue Facebook, which she claims didn’t do enough to cull the groups calling for revenge against her, despite – she claims – removing pages supporting her.
She said: “We believe, Facebook played a major role in my situation. It helped embitter people against me. After the trial - we hope it will take place in December - we're going to sue the social network.”
Laslzo is also planning legal action against the man she tripped, Osama Abdul Mohsen, claiming he changed his testimony to police to further incriminate her actions.
She faces legal action for two acts of “violence against a member of the community” in Hungary. Following the case she intends to relocate to Russia.