George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin’s Family for $100 Million

George Zimmerman looks at the jury as he testifies in a Seminole County courtroom in Orlando Fla

George Zimmerman is suing the family of the teenager he shot almost eight years ago, seeking $100 million from Trayvon Martin's parents, their attorney and others.

The lawsuit also claims Crump defamed Zimmerman in his new book, 'Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, ' which was published by HarperCollins on October 15, 2019.

Klayman had planned to screen a film by conservative filmmaker Joel Gilbert detailing the allegations in the lawsuit. Martin was found dead shortly after Zimmerman called police that night to report him as a suspicious person. However, Zimmerman claims Jeantel was an "imposter and fake witness", who fabricated accounts of her testimony.

It should go without saying that this documentary is rooted in neither truth, nor facts.

Crump then released audio, allegedly of Martin and his girlfriend, 12-year-old Diamond Eugene, talking just before he was killed by Zimmerman.

'He would have us believe that he is the innocent victim of a deep conspiracy, despite the complete lack of any credible evidence to support his outlandish claims.

Zimmerman shot and killed the 17-year-old Martin in their Sanford neighborhood in 2012.

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Zimmerman is seeking at least $100 million USA in damages from Martin's parents, state prosecutors and two women whom he accused in a Polk County, Florida, lawsuit of helping provide false statements to investigators and during the trial, according to court papers.

Zimmerman's trial raised questions about race and Florida's "stand your ground" self-defence law which allows people to use force without retreating if they feel threatened. "This tale defies all logic, and it's time to close the door on these baseless imaginings". They say Crump worked with Martin's actual girlfriend, Brittany Eugene, to "witness switch", and get Jeantel to commit perjury.

Two after that, 18-year-old Jeantel, Eugene's half sister, appeared before the court and "provided false statements to incriminate Zimmerman based on coaching from others".

The lead defendant in the suit is Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother who became a national figure in the wake of her son's death as a campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton and a national advocate for social justice and reducing gun deaths.

Mr Zimmerman claimed he shot him in self defence. Klayman announced a press conference to be held Thursday in Coral Gables.

Zimmerman is being represented by Larry Klayman, who founded the right-wing activist group Judicial Watch in 1994. Earlier this year, a legal ethics panel of the Washington bar association called for Klayman to be suspended from practicing law for almost three years for "egregious" misconduct after he harassed a woman who rejected his romantic advances.

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