George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin family, lawyer Ben Crump for $100 million

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George ZimmermanGeorge Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is now suing the teen’s family, their Tallahassee attorney Ben Crump and others for $100 million, saying he has been victimized since the 2012 incident.

Filed in Polk County, where Zimmerman now lives, the 36-page lawsuit takes aim at Crump’s recently published book, “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People.” The suit claims its publishing by HarperCollins perpetuates continued defamation of Zimmerman.

The complaint also names several former prosecutors, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state of Florida as defendants. It additionally claims there was a conspiracy involving a fake witness that led to Zimmerman’s arrest and prosecution.

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