Zooey Deschanel receives apology from Closed Captioning Services after they named her a suspect in Boston Bombings

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel has received an apology from the closed captioning service after they named her a suspect in the April 15 Boston Marathon Bombings.

As we previously reported, Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth news reported via closed captions that Deschanel was a suspect in the bombings which claimed the lives of three and injured 180 others.

The failed report surfaced Friday as Boston police, the FBI, and others set out on a 16-hour manhunt for 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, whose older brother also involved in the bombing was killed in the early morning hours. Instead of writing Tsarvaev’s name, the caption read, “He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."

At the time Deschanel took to Twitter, where she wrote, “Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL! “@joelmchale: Oh my RT @peterogburn: pic.twitter.com/F3sbpmq9WO” She attached a photo to the tweet showing the incident.

According to Toronto Sun, Kala J. Patterson, president of Caption Solutions, has since reached out to the 33-year-old actress. In a statement, Patterson expressed that he and his company “sincerely apologize for this error” and “deeply regret the mistake.”

image: Twitter



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