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Asiana Airline Sues San Francisco TV Station Over 'Racially Discriminatory' Prank Call Report

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Jul. 15 2013, Published 10:56 a.m. ET

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Following the racist prank phone call that went viral over the weekend, Asiana airlines is suing the KTVU-TV -- the Bay Area station that broadcast the false report Friday of the victim's names -- claiming it has hurt the company's reputation.

Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin said the airline is filing the suit against the station to "strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report" regarding Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the plane that crash-landed July 6 at San Francisco International Airport, leaving three people dead.

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Hyomin said the suit would likely be filed in the U.S., and that they will not sue the National Transportation Safety Board, despite the organization admitting a summer intern mistakenly confirmed the news to the television station.

"In response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft," the NTSB said in a statement.

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