George Zimmerman feels his character has been defamed by the family of the unarmed 17-year-old African American male, Trayvon Martin, he killed in 2012.
For remedy, he’s suing for a whopping $100 million.
An attorney representing George Zimmerman has announced a lawsuit against the parents of Trayvon Martin and others.
According to a release from Larry Klayman, the lawsuit, filed against Martin’s parents, attorney Benjamin Crump, several prosecutors, the State of Florida and others seeks $100 million in damages.
In the lawsuit, Zimmerman alleges that the prosecution’s key witness in his 2013 murder trial, Rachel Jeantel, was an imposter and fake witness. The lawsuit also alleges defamation by the Martin family and Crump.
Zimmerman rose to public consciousness in 2012 when he shot and killed Martin, an unarmed teenager walking home from a convenience store. He was acquitted in July 2013.
The newly announced $100 million suit not only includes accusations of defamation of character, but also references information about the case that was included in a documentary. The defendants include Martin’s parents, their attorney, three state prosecutors, the State of Florida, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
As of time reported, none of the named defendants have responded with an official statement.