George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin family, others for $100 million

in Polk County News & Events


POLK COUNTY, Fla. – George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon Martin’s family, prosecutors and others for $100 million.

Zimmerman, a Sanford neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012, was acquitted of homicide in the fatal shooting of Martin, who was 17 years old.

The lawsuit, filed in Polk County, where Zimmerman now lives, cites information in a documentary about the case that accuses the Martin family of engineering false testimony.

The suit seeks $100 million in civil damages, alleging defamation, abuse of civil process and conspiracy.

According to the newly filed lawsuit, Zimmerman cites a documentary about the case accusing Martin’s family of lying about a witness who testified. The lawsuit alleges that many of the defendants in the lawsuit lied and covered up who was really on the phone with Martin before he was killed, by substituting what he calls an imposter and fake witness.