Many were absolutely shocked and outraged at the news that George Zimmerman has decided to sue the parents of the late Trayvon Martin—who he murdered back in 2012. Just a few hours later, and Trayvon Martin’s family attorney has officially responded just the way we hoped he would.
As we previously reported, despite being acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin almost eight years ago, George Zimmerman has apparently come to the conclusion that his freedom is not enough—as he is now seeking $100 million from Trayvon’s family and Florida state prosecutors due to claims of defamation and fake witnesses at his 2013 murder trial.
Zimmerman and his legal team came are basing the lawsuit on Trayvon’s cell phone records, in which they claim prove that Rachel Jeantel was not Trayvon’s girlfriend, was not on the phone with Trayvon before he was killed, and that she repeatedly lied to cause Zimmerman’s arrest and attempt to send him to prison.
The press release for the lawsuit states:
“The research also allegedly reveals that Trayvon’s real girlfriend and legitimate phone witness was in fact Miami resident Brittany Diamond Eugene, who was switched out for Jeantel when Eugene refused to bear false witness against Zimmerman.”
Now, Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump has fired back in a public statement:
“I have every confidence that this unfounded and reckless lawsuit will be revealed for what it is — another failed attempt to defend the indefensible and a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others. This plaintiff continues to display a callous disregard for everyone but himself, revictimizing individuals whose lives were shattered by his own misguided actions. 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.”
If you’ll recall, George Zimmerman has been in continuous legal trouble since he was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon…and yet he still remains a free man.
Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?