Law George Zimmerman suing Trayvon Martin’s family and others for $100 million

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    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/...0191204-fdxvoqouvvbwlol2cseeaa4vum-story.html
    George Zimmerman suing Trayvon Martin’s family and others for $100 million

    George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of killing unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, is now suing the boy’s family, their attorneys and the prosecutors for damages in excess of $100 million.

    Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, has said he was defending himself while being attacked when he shot and killed Martin, 17, in a gated community in the central Florida city of Sanford in February 2012.

    Martin, who lived in Miami Gardens, was visiting his father at the time.

    Zimmerman’s trial and acquittal sparked protests and a national debate about race relations. The Justice Department later decided not to bring a civil rights case against Zimmerman.

    RELATED: Trayvon Martin’s mom announces run for Miami-Dade commission »
    Zimmerman’s attorney, Boca Raton-based Larry Klayman, a former federal prosecutor, said the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Polk County. He alleges that the prosecution’s key witness in his 2013 murder trial, Rachel Jeantel, was an “imposter and fake witness.”

    Klayman said the suit’s allegations are the result of what’s been published in a book and film by film director Joel Gilbert, called “The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America.”

    The complaint alleges that in March 2012, the Sanford Police Department closed the case as self-defense. But a week later, the Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump produced an audio recording of “Diamond Eugene,” who was Martin’s 16-year-old girlfriend who had been on the phone with Martin just before the altercation with Zimmerman, the complaint said.

    The complaint alleges two weeks later, 18-year-old Rachel Jeantel told prosecutors she was Diamond Eugene “and provided false statements to incriminate Zimmerman based on coaching from others.”

    The lawyers argue that based on Martin’s cellphone records, Rachel Jeantel was not Martin’s girlfriend, was not on the phone with him before the altercation, and that “she lied repeatedly to cause Zimmerman’s arrest and to try to send him to prison for life."

    During the trial, Rachel Jeantel told the court she signed her name as Diamond Eugene in a letter to Martin’s mother about the shooting.

    According to the lawsuit, "Defendant Jeantel lied repeatedly about having a relationship with Trayvon, about being on the phone with Trayvon in the days and minutes up to his death, and lied about everything she claimed to have heard over the phone in the hours and minutes prior to Trayvon’s death. Defendant Jeantel also lied about her identity, falsely claiming her nickname to be 'Diamond Eugene.’ "

    Lawyers allege the real Diamond Eugene was Brittany Diamond Eugene, a Miami resident who "refused to bear false witness against Zimmerman.”

    Klayman said Wednesday that the allegations didn’t come out at trial, and it was “the fraud that was perpetuated on the court.”

    “It was a complete travesty of justice which destroyed my client’s life,” Klayman said. "People are destroyed and smeared and they have to start fighting back.”

    The lawsuit said Zimmerman 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."

    Zimmerman is also suing civil rights attorney Crump and HarperCollins Publishers, accusing them of defaming him in Crump’s book published in October called “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” “with actual malice knowing the untruth or at a minimum a reckless disregard for the truth,” according to the lawsuit.

    Crump on Wednesday responded in an email sent by his office, saying it was on behalf of himself, Fulton, and Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin’s father: “I have every confidence that this unfounded and reckless lawsuit will be revealed for what it is – another failed attempt to defend the indefensible and a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others,” Crump’s statement reads.

    “This plaintiff continues to display a callous disregard for everyone but himself, revictimizing individuals whose lives were shattered by his own misguided actions. 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 wrote. "This tale defies all logic, and it’s time to close the door on these baseless imaginings.”

    A spokeswoman for New York-based HarperCollins said she could not immediately comment Wednesday. Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday.

     
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    Nothing that piece of shit does will ever surprise me.
     
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    He is a piece of shit but if the witness lied and was fabricated someone deserves to be charged for it.
     
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    What was that network that showed his picture but shooped it to make his skin look lighter? And the one network that edited the 911 phone call to make him seem racist? He should sue those TV networks.
     
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    Right. That’s a pretty explosive allegation there. The legitimacy of his suit maybe all boils down to the identity of “Diamond Eugene”. If the fat girl wasn’t her then the Martin’s may be in some serious trouble.
     
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    How is he a 'piece of shit' exactly?
     
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    This ought to go well.
     
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    Look into his history. Even if you completely disregard the actual Trayvon thing, he's a massive piece of shit.
     
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    guy laughs in court after he kills a teenager, shertard asks "how is he a piece of shit?"

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    Don't think he will get anything, but I'm glad he's doing this. At the very least it should shine the spotlight on some harsh truths that the trial kept buried and was brushed aside.

    Among other things, Trayvon had been kicked out of school after not only theft, but violent behavior. Then kicked out of his house by the same mother who got rich off his death and who is now trying to make a political career out of it. If only she had cared about her son when he was alive...

    Not that she's as bad as Mike Brown's mother, who abandoned him at birth and then attacked the grandmother who raised him with a pipe-wielding mob because she was selling some T-shirts and not giving her a cut. But, it's not like she needed the money. She used her son's death to get rich too. Her bf or husband famously helped start the Ferguson riots.
     
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    Getting rid of it was as wise are removing the edit option from people with yellow cards, so they have to make a new post to correct a typo.
     
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    Well if the girl gave false witness he actually has something here, which is kinda worse
     
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    makes as much sense as an interim belt l0l
     
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    If he had been found guilty, he would have gotten a new trial simply based on the statements made by Rachel Jeantel. She admitted she egged on Trayvon to attack "dat cracker" Zimmerman. She said this on television and not in court. And she was never prosecuted for perjury, despite him facing a life sentence or even the death penalty in Florida.
     
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    this actually stems back to 2013 about a letter and falsifying that this chick was tryavons gf; the plot thickens
     
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    Dang that guys has some nerve. It was well put earlier, he is a massive POS.
     

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