George Zimmerman filed a lawsuit this week seeking $100million in civil damages for defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy. Zimmermans suit claims that Martin’s family and prosecutors fabricated evidence during his trial.
FoxNews reports that George Zimmerman, the onetime neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, has sued the boy’s family and others for damages in excess of $100 million.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Polk County Circuit Court and cites information from a documentary about Zimmerman’s case “that accuses the Martin family of engineering false testimony.”
Zimmerman is represented by Larry Klayman, the founder of conservative legal-rights group Judicial Watch, and is seeking “$100 million in civil damages, alleging defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy,” according to the Miami Herald. It claims the defendants “have worked in concert to deprive Zimmerman of his constitutional and other legal rights.”
The 36-year-old fatally shot Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old who was staying in the gated townhouse community in Sanford where Zimmerman lived and was serving as a neighborhood watch volunteer in February 2012. In 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the case.
The lawsuit names Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, who has become a gun control advocate in the wake of her son’s death and is running for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission…