George Zimmerman, the man who brutally murdered Black teen Trayvon Martin, is suing his parents to the tune of $100 million.
According to The Daily Beast, Zimmerman is being represented by a right-wing lawyer, Larry Klayman, who supported the anti-Obama "birther" movement. The LA Times reports that last July, an ethics committee of the bar in the District of Columbia recommended that Klayman's law license be suspended for more than two years.
According to Zimmerman's lawsuit, a trial witness pretended to be the last person to talk to Martin by phone before he was killed when the witness was actually the half-sister of the caller who spoke to Martin.
Her purports that Brittany Diamond Eugene did not want to testify that she had been talking to Martin before he was killed, so Rachel Jeantel, pretended that she was talking to the teen before he was fatally shot. It was Jeantel who ended up testifying at Zimmerman's 2013 trial in Florida.
Zimmerman was acquitted of Martin's murder under the controversial "stand your ground" law.
The Martin's family lawyer has slammed the recent court filing:
"This plaintiff continues to display a callous disregard for everyone but himself, re-victimizing 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," Crump's statement said. "This tale defies all logic, and it's time to close the door on these baseless imaginings."
The lawsuit seeks $100 million, alleging malicious prosecution and conspiracy.