George Zimmerman is set to file a $100 Million lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s parents, their attorney, prosecutors, and the state of Florida, alleging that prosecution’s key witness in his 2013 murder trial was an imposter and fake witness.
The suit, which was announced by Larry Klayman, a former federal prosecutor and founder of Judicial Watch, also alleges defamation by the Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump.
The complaint alleges that in March of 2012, the Sanford Police Department thoroughly investigated the shooting of Trayvon Martin and closed the case as self-defense.
The lawsuit claims that a week later, Crump produced a recorded audiotape of “Diamond Eugene,” whom he said was Martin’s 16-year-old girlfriend who was on the phone with Martin just before the altercation. However, two weeks later, 18-year-old Rachel Jeantel, the alleged imposter, appeared before the court claiming to be “Diamond Eugene” and provided false statements to incriminate Zimmerman based on coaching from others.
According to the release, the new lawsuit is a result of shocking allegations being exposed in a book that claims that Trayvon Martin’s cell phone records show Rachel Jeantel was not on the phone with Trayvon before the altercation, and that she repeatedly lied to cause Zimmerman’s arrest and send him to prison.
The book claimed to have “research” that allegedly reveals that Trayvon’s real girlfriend and legitimate phone witness was Brittany Diamond Eugene, who was switched out for Jeantel when Eugene refused to testify.
According to the release, the lawsuit’s defendants include those who allegedly “have been proven to know about the switch to the imposter witness”, such as Trayvon’s mother and 2020 Miami-Dade Commission candidate Sybrina Fulton, and others such as Tracy Martin, attorney Benjamin Crump, Florida prosecutors Bernie de la Rionda, John Guy, Angela Corey, the State of Florida.
As of this morning, it has yet to be filed. However, Zimmerman’s team told Baller Alert that the suit will be filed by noon. A press conference is set to be held on Thursday at 12pm in Coral Gables.