It’s being reported now that George Zimmerman is suing the family of Trayvon Martin, including their attorney Ben Crump and the prosecutors who tried his case for defamation:
FOX4KC – Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, is suing the teen’s parents, family attorney, the attorney’s book publisher and prosecutors who tried his case, claiming he was defamed when they allowed a witness to give false testimony in an attempt to incriminate him.
Zimmerman’s lawsuit, filed Wednesday, said a trial witness pretended to be the last person to talk to Martin by phone before he was killed when the witness was actually the half-sister of the caller.
According to the lawsuit, Brittany Diamond Eugene didn’t want to testify that she had been talking to Martin before he was killed. So her half-sister, Rachel Jeantel, pretended that she was talking to the teen before he was fatally shot. Jeantel ended up testifying at Zimmerman’s 2013 trial in Sanford, Florida.
Martin was killed during a struggle with Zimmerman, who was a Neighborhood Watch volunteer.
Martin was black. Zimmerman’s father is white and his mother is Hispanic. Zimmerman’s trial raised questions about race and Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law which allows people to use force without retreating if they feel threatened.
Zimmerman was wildly defamed throughout that whole process, particularly because Al Sharpton and his ilk wanted to rally black voters around Obama so he’d win in 2012. They even tried to label him a ‘white hispanic’ to make him sound more white.
The article notes that Zimmerman and his attorney, Larry Klayman, are suing for $100 million and are “alleging malicious prosecution and conspiracy”.