Tags: George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin
POLK COUNTY, Fla. – George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon Martin’s family, prosecutors and others for $100 million.
Zimmerman, a Sanford neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012, was acquitted of homicide in the fatal shooting of Martin, who was 17 years old.
The lawsuit, filed in Polk County, where Zimmerman now lives, cites information in a documentary about the case that accuses the Martin family of engineering false testimony.
The suit seeks $100 million in civil damages, alleging defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy.
The following are named as defendants in the lawsuit: Sybrina Fulton, Rachel Jeantel, Brittany Diamond Eugene, Tracy Martin, Benjamin Crump, Bernie de la Rionda, John Guy, Angela Corey, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the state of Florida and HarperCollins Publishers.
Zimmerman filed a defamation lawsuit against NBC News several yeas ago, claiming the media company had maliciously edited phone calls Zimmerman placed to 911 shortly after he shot and killed Martin. The suit was dismissed in Seminole County in 2014 and the Fifth District Court of Appeal later affirmed the ruling.
A copy of the new lasuit is posted on Zimmerman’s attorney’s website and can also be viewed below.