The Hungarian journalist who was fired from her job and drew international anger for kicking and tripping Syrian refugees has vowed to sue Facebook and one of the refugees she assaulted.

Petra Laszlo announced her plans to file a lawsuit against the refugee and the social media website, Facebook, during an interview with Izvestia, a Russian news outlet. Laszlo said she wants to sue Facebook because the website didn’t remove negative and threatening messages directed at her.

Laszlo came from a far-right, ultranational online TV channel called N1TV, and even the station said she “behaved unacceptably.” Shortly after a video showing her cruelty went viral, she issued an apology and said “something snapped in me.” It sounds like a racist xenophobe acted on her feelings and got caught.

Laszlo is suing a man who she tripped while he was carrying his child. How can she have the audacity to file a lawsuit against the victim?

For more on this story, visit MSNThe Camerawoman Fired For Tripping Refugees Plans To Sue Them — And Facebook”

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced