George Zimmerman Suing Two Presidential Candidates For Comments on Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Suing Two Presidential Candidates For Comments on Trayvon Martin

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George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and later aquitted by claiming self-defense, is suing Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg for their tributes to Trayvon on what would have been his 25th birthday.

He is accusing the two candidates of defamation. According to the Washington Times, the lawsuit accuses the two of “maliciously defam[ing]” Mr. Zimmerman, using the killing “as a pretext to demagogue and falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers.”

The Washington Times reports that the lawsuit accuses Ms. Warren and Mr. Buttigieg of actual malice, “a prerequisite to win a libel case if one is a public figure.”

“Both defendants, Buttigieg and Warren, are alleged in the complaint to have acted with actual malice, as it is widely known that Zimmerman was acquitted of murder based on self-defense,” the announcement said, according to the Washington Times.

Zimmerman is seeking $265 million.

Source: Fox 35 Orlando

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