George Zimmerman Is Suing Trayvon Martin's Family, Others for $100 Million

December 5, 2019
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On Tuesday, George Zimmerman filed a $100 lawsuit against Trayvon Martin's family, their attorney and the prosecutors who were unsuccessful in convicting Zimmerman of murder after he shot the unarmed 17-year-old in a gated Florida community in 2012. Zimmerman's suit alleges that Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution's key witness in his 2013 trial, was an "imposter and fake witness." According to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Zimmerman appears to have drawn this conclusion after watching a film titled The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud That Divided America. The film (which is also a book) makes the claim that Jeantel, Martin's girlfriend who was reportedly on the phone with him just prior to his confrontation with Zimmerman, "provided false statements to incriminate Zimmerman based on coaching from others." The lawsuit claims that Jeantel--aka "Diamond Eugene"--wasn't Martin's girlfriend and was not on the phone with him before Zimmerman shot and killed the teen.