George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family for $100 million

Zimmerman and his lawyer are alleging that one of the witnesses in the 2013 trial, during which he was acquitted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teenager, was a fake.
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Transcript for George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s family for $100 million
He is now suing martin's family and others for $100 million. What does he claim? And the family tonight saying he is victimizing them again. Here's Steve osunsami. Not guilty. Reporter: He was acquitted of killing an unarmed black teenager in a shooting many argued was racially motivated. And tonight, George Zimmerman and his lawyer are suing trayvon martin's family, their attorney, state police and former state prosecutors, making the unsubstantiated claim that one of the witnesses at Zimmerman's 2013 trial was a fake. In a lawsuit filed in Florida today, they paint a grand conspiracy and are asking for $100 million, arguing that the young woman who testified that she was on the phone with trayvon martin as he was being killed was a fraud, coached by prosecutors and martin's family. He said, what are you following me for? And I heard a hard breathing man say, "What are you doing around here?" Reporter: Larry Klayman, the lawyer filing the lawsuit, has a long history of suing black lawmakers and pushing conspiracy theories. He once submitted a petition to deport president Obama. His legal tactics have gotten him sanctions and bans from some courtrooms. George Zimmerman hasn't rested since the trial, selling confederate artwork to raise money for a supposed muslim-free gunshop and even selling the gun he used to kill trayvon martin. The timing of the lawsuit is curious. Where I got to know George Zimmerman. Reporter: It comes as Zimmerman is promoting a new movie on these new allegations. Martin's family tonight says once again, they feel their lawyer is calling this another failed attempt to defend the indefensible and a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others. David? All right, Steve, thank you.

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