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NBC Sued for $105 Mil over Predator Suicide

The sister of Louis William Conradt, a former U.S. state prosecutor who shot himself upon being approached by policemen doing Dateline: To Catch a Predator's bidding, has sued NBC Universal for $105 million, claiming that producers leaned on cops to target Conradt, and that said lawmen possessed "neither a search warrant nor an arrest warrant" meeting legal standards.As camera-toting officers arrived at Conradt's home last November, "He told them, 'I'm not going to hurt anyone,' and shot himself," reads the lawsuit. "Then a police officer said to a Dateline producer, 'That'll make good TV.' Death was an hour later."NBCU has yet to receive the lawsuit but says in a statement to Reuters, "We believe the claims... to be completely without merit."

Matt Mitovich

The sister of Louis William Conradt, a former U.S. state prosecutor who shot himself upon being approached by policemen doing Dateline: To Catch a Predator's bidding, has sued NBC Universal for $105 million, claiming that producers leaned on cops to target Conradt, and that said lawmen possessed "neither a search warrant nor an arrest warrant" meeting legal standards.
As camera-toting officers arrived at Conradt's home last November, "He told them, 'I'm not going to hurt anyone,' and shot himself," reads the lawsuit. "Then a police officer said to a Dateline producer, 'That'll make good TV.' Death was an hour later."
NBCU has yet to receive the lawsuit but says in a statement to Reuters, "We believe the claims... to be completely without merit."