Zimmerman Sues Martin Family for $100 Million, Alleging They Used Fake Witness to Indict Him

George Zimmerman is back in the news this week. 

The former neighborhood watchman acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is now suing the teen’s family, their attorney, and other involved parties for $100 million. 

Zimmerman claims that he was the victim of a conspiracy and that the defendants cited in the suit “have worked in concert to deprive Zimmerman of his constitutional and other legal rights.”

At the center of the claim is the belief that the prosecution’s key witness in the 2013 trial was an “imposter and fake witness.”  Moreover, that local and state prosecutors coached the woman, identified as Rachel Jeantel, into giving false and incriminating testimony against Zimmerman.

The Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump, slammed the lawsuit as “another failed attempt to defend the indefensible and a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others.”

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

The evidence that Ms. Jeantel was an imposter comes from author and filmmaker Joel Gilbert, who wrote the book and produced the documentary, of the same title, “The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud That Divided America.” 

Here’s the trailer for the film: 

As you’ll see, Gilbert claims to have tracked down the “real witness,” Brittany Diamond Eugene, who was allegedly on the phone with Trayvon during his encounter with Zimmerman.  

Apparently, Ms. Eugene is the half-sister of Jeantel, and when she refused to bear false witness, investigators prepared Jeantel to take her place on the stand, says Gilbert. 

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I’m not too eager to jump down this rabbit hole.  Seems to me that everyone involved in this case is out to make a buck, from Zimmerman, who not only filed this lawsuit but also sold the gun he used to defend himself against Travyon for $138,000, to Benjamin Crump, who recently released his own book “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People” via HarperCollins, to the Martin Family, who started the Trayvon Martin Foundation, to the filmmaker who wrote the book and made the documentary. 

That said, if you’re interested in taking that leap, a good place to start is this interview (see below) Gilbert did with FocusToday in September.  Gilbert elaborates on his findings and why he decided to tell this side of the story.  

As for the fate of the lawsuit, much will depend on the cooperation of the witnesses involved in the case. If Ms. Eugene and Ms. Jeantel come forward and corroborate Gilbert’s findings, Zimmerman may be in for a big payday.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Mr. Sparkles December 8, 2019, 8:12 am

    Regardless of the veracity of Zimmermans claims or the counter claims of the family, ABC needs to stop telling the story of the 17 yr old Trayvon Martin while showing pictures of him when he was less then 10. You lost me and a lot like me with that coy subterfuge.

  • Lee December 7, 2019, 6:42 pm

    I hope Zimmerman win’s again… And hope it sets a social precedent that you hoax, and you’ll be held accountable.

  • Chastran December 7, 2019, 12:41 pm

    Sue their flippin’ sox off…

  • Kenny Smith December 7, 2019, 11:34 am

    George Zimmerman has been railroaded from the beginning !!

  • Ti December 6, 2019, 9:30 pm

    “……rabbit hole.” “ …..everyone…………is out to make a buck. “.
    Look in the mirror Blannelberry.

  • Mark - Bristol, IN. December 6, 2019, 2:53 pm

    He should name and sue Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC as well as their parent company NBC/NBC Universal (COMCAST). It was HER (their) specific reporting that added and intentionally left out information intended to taint the jury pool. Recently, a student from the Covington Catholic Academy in Covington, KY. sued the Washington Post for something similar and lost the initial case in the first court because the newspaper twisted OUR First Amendment to protect themselves from defamation and the court sided with them. However, more recently a Court Of Appeals sided with the student whom is now proceeding with his lawsuit. What Zimmerman should do here is go after the DEEP POCKETS and all Americans should do the same moving forward. We should ALL well arm ourselves against bad people and organizations.

  • Dav December 6, 2019, 10:13 am

    You’re quick to judge Zimmerman for selling his gun for $138,000, but even with all of the donations that were sent to him via the two websites, I’ve never heard that he was able to fully fund it that way. Add in the fact that he likely was unable to work during the trial and may still be unable to work, I think that anything he does now would only barely recover any of his life.

    As a note, when you ask for $100 million you aren’t asking to win the lottery, you are asking for a big punitive hammer to come down on someone, especially after the government has failed to investigate or prosecute something like this (especially if they are in collusion). The most important thing that this lawsuit would give is the ability to initiate discovery. Getting each of those prosecutors text messages and emails would be invaluable and enlightening.

  • Dr Motown December 6, 2019, 8:01 am

    What’s a “hard breath man?” I’m axing for a friend…

  • Retnavet December 6, 2019, 5:45 am

    Good hope the lamestream mass media jackals involved take a financial hit as well

  • mtman2 December 6, 2019, 5:31 am

    If in fact a false witness was intentionally brought in, coached to lie and testimony was allowed to stand that’s a travesty of law and legal procedings…all those involved are criminals.

    Isn’t that what the DNC in league with illegal manipulations by the FBI to use a FISA Warrant to illegally serveil Trump…?

    Moreover isn’t that the same thing the Democ-rat run House Rep Shiff did via CIA Brennan to use a former CIA employee as a spy in Trumps White House to make up a false Impeachment charge…?

    All those people involved should be indicted found guilty imprisoned losing ALL benefits and be sued.

    • Hardtimez December 6, 2019, 8:07 am

      Lol. You went from a decent false witness comment to a full trumptard zombie rant.

      • Alan December 6, 2019, 12:12 pm

        And YOU went from a decent observation to insulting everyone who supports Trump.
        Kinda puts YOU in an even worse light than mtman2, now doesn’t it?
        Nice one, fool.

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