George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family and attorneys for $100 million

Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. Zimmerman is suing Martin's family

Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. Zimmerman is suing Martin's family

The book is authored by Ben Crump, who represented the Martin family.

The suit seeks $100 million in civil damages, claiming Zimmerman's constitutional rights were violated.

Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Martin in 2013. "He would have us believe that he is the innocent victim of a deep conspiracy, despite the complete lack of any credible evidence to support his outlandish claims", Crump's statement said.

The Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, described the lawsuit as baseless.

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Despite this, Zimmerman incredulously claims "he dropped out of school after the charges, has received death threats and has suffered 'great mental anguish, resulting in Zimmerman requiring professional treatment by psychologists for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and weight gain, '" the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports who also obtained a copy of the suit. 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.

"Defendants. instituted, ordered, commanded, conspired, and covered up the illegal substitution of Defendant Eugene, a legitimate phone witness to the days, hours and minutes before the death of Trayvon Martin, with Defendant Jeantel, an imposter and fake witness, who told a made to order false storyline to prosecutors in order to cause Zimmerman to be arrested, tried, and convicted for second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison", the suit says.

Two after that, 18-year-old Jeantel, Eugene's half sister, appeared before the court and "provided false statements to incriminate Zimmerman based on coaching from others".

On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman, who was then a neighborhood watch captain in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, fatally shot Martin after the teen's trip to a convenience store to buy snacks. The lawsuit also claims the real "Diamond Eugene" is a Miami resident named Brittany Diamond Eugene who did not testify in the trial. Klayman led multiple failed lawsuits aimed at the Clinton and Obama administrations before taking aim at special counsel Robert Mueller after Trump took office. Earlier this year, a legal ethics panel of the Washington bar association called for Klayman to be suspended from practicing law for almost three years for "egregious" misconduct after he harassed a woman who rejected his romantic advances. The director of the documentary, Joe Gilbert, has organized a press conference this week in Coral Gables to coincide with a film screening. In 2016, he auctioned off the gun he used to kill Martin. His death spurred a series of protests, and can be argued as one of the most significant moments in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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