George Zimmerman announced Wednesday that he would be suing Trayvon Martin’s family as well as prosecutors involved in the case for defamation and conspiracy.
Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, filed a $100 million lawsuit on claims that the police conspired with Martin’s family to create a false story surrounding what happened.
Since announcing the lawsuit, Zimmerman has written an article sharing his side of things, which, in turn, was shared with the public by his lawyer Larry Klayman.
In the article, Zimmerman emphasized that he was acquitted after an investigation by the Sanford Police Department in March 2012.
Zimmerman said that he is a minority and highlighted his support for minority communities.
“I am the last person who ever expected to be accused of being a bigot. I am Hispanic. My mother is from Peru. I speak fluent Spanish. I was an Obama supporter and a social activist,” he explained in the article.
Zimmerman also discussed the film and book “The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America,” which claims that Rachel Jeantel was an imposter and was not the young lady on the phone right before Martin was murdered.
According to Zimmerman, since the trial, he and his family have both been struggling to get back to normal. And although he had a few run ins with police over his erratic behavior, he chalks it up to allegations of PTSD.
As he continued, he compared himself to Martin, saying both he and the slain teen were used to divide America.
“Ironically, Trayvon Martin and I ended up having much in common. We were both used to divide America for a political agenda,” he said. “Since the trial, I have watched in horror as the those who incited against me have divided America along racial lines. Black Lives Matter started as a result of my acquittal.”
Zimmerman went on to explain that the lawsuit is for all other individuals who were falsely accused of racial crimes and “victimized by fake witnesses and unscrupulous prosecutors,” including Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson.
”This lawsuit is also for the Bell family, whose sons were falsely accused of involvement in a tragic gym accident that caused the death of Kendrick Johnson,” he said. “This lawsuit is for Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, whom even Eric Holder had to admit was falsely accused of shooting a man who allegedly put his hands up. This lawsuit is for the police officers in Baltimore, both black and white, who were falsely accused of harming Freddy Gray in order to justify mob violence. This lawsuit is for Brett Kavanaugh and any future Supreme Court nominees falsely accused of crimes they did not commit to prevent their nominations.”
In the end, Zimmerman said he stands by claims that the trial was built on a conspiracy, and everyone, including officers, the Martin family, and prosecutors were in on it.