George Zimmerman Files $265M Lawsuit Against Elizabeth Warren & Pete Buttigieg

Sandy Malone

George Zimmerman filed a $265 million lawsuit alleging Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren defamed him.

Polk County, FL – George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $265 million from Democratic Presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren.

The lawsuit was filed in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court on Tuesday and claimed both Presidential candidates defamed Zimmerman in tweets posted on what would have been Martin’s 25th birthday, USA Today reported.

Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch leader who fatally shot Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, but was acquitted in a 2013 jury trial.

Martin was visiting his father in Sanford when he encountered Zimmerman, who told police he was out patrolling the neighborhood when he encountered the teen, the Miami Herald reported.

Zimmerman had reported Martin to police before and was following him before the two engaged in a physical altercation that ended when 28-year-old Zimmerman fatally shot the teen.

Prosecutors called it an unjustified shooting of a teenager eating Skittles and Zimmerman claimed it was self-defense, according to the Miami Herald.

The jury believed Zimmerman’s account of the incident and he was acquitted.

Zimmerman has had a few brush-ups with the law since the Trayvon Martin trial ended.

In 2015, he was arrested for throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend but she decided not to press charges, according to The Hill.

And Zimmerman was given 12 months’ probation in November of 2018 on a misdemeanor stalking charge after he was accused of threatening to feed a private investigator to an alligator.

The private investigator claimed that Zimmerman had called him 21 times, texted him 38 times, and left seven voicemails in less than two-and-a-half hours, The Washington Post reported.

In December of 2019, Zimmerman filed a $100 million lawsuit against Martin’s family that alleged “malicious prosecution.”

The new lawsuit against Buttigieg and Warren accused the two Presidential hopefuls of defaming Zimmerman on Twitter “for political gain in misguided and malicious attempts to bolster their standings amongst African-American voters, all at Zimmerman’s expense,” USA Today reported.

Neither candidate’s tweet about Martin mentioned Zimmerman by name.

Buttigieg has 1.7 million followers who liked and retweeted the post more than 55,000 times combined.

Warren has 3.7 million followers who liked and retweeted the post a combined 18,000 times.

The court file said that Zimmerman’s lawsuit was seeking $265 million in damages from the candidates, USA Today reported.

Comments (36)
TimICT
TimICT

Good, I'm tired of politician pushing lies.

No. 1-18
LynnSB
LynnSB

Go get them now it’s OK for them to do and say whatever the hell they want cheap people why steel corruption is rampant and nothing ever happens to him I hope you saw the living shit out of them and I hope you get every goddamn dime and then some

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Warren has some cute politically-correct pictures. Me, not so much...

A photo of a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun was retrieved from Martin's cell phone

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Trayvon was a lowlife thug. May he rot in hell.

rwingjr
rwingjr

I admit, I am disappointed in reading this article, as it is inaccurate. It reports that Zimmerman was following Martin when he was attacked, but evidence presented at the trial shows that he was actually returning to his car when he was attacked. I'm not a fan of Zimmerman, but I do strongly support his lawsuits, as he has been maligned ever since the shooting occurred.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I'm surprised his house hasn't been fire bombed yet. If someone had that kind of change, or started a collection or something, I bet someone could make it happen.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I like his response. Politicians are the lowest form of life next to journalists on the face of this planet. Sue them, make them pay for this kind of thing. That's why I like Tulsi Gabbards lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. These people need to learn a hard lesson.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

A buddy of mine is a bleeding heart liberal, whose biggest issue with the lawsuit is "no one needs 265 million, so this is a frivolous lawsuit." I had to educate him on how you negotiate down, not up on a lawsuit, and maybe this will get the politicians to stop lying about innocent people to score emotional points with potential voters. Then he went into the whole "well, if i had been on the jury, I'd have found him guilty," to which I responded "or maybe the jury heard all the facts and reached the correct verdict, instead of you who simply listened to the talking airheads on CNN and MSNBC?"

Just like the Covington kid, I hope Zimmerman gets 200 million and a public apology. Actions have consequences, and it's time these politicians learn that lesson, and make them an example of how you can't defame people just to get votes.

YOWHIP
YOWHIP

Just a punk proper thug

pixiepup
pixiepup

Yes his pics look like a sweet innocent kid eating skittles. I hope Zimmerman gets his money but I doubt it stops these rich dems from doing this harassment.

Stanracer
Stanracer

I support Zimmerman!👍

RB2207
RB2207

Why doesn't that pos just go away already.

2 Replies

Zpwjs
Zpwjs

Zimmerman is a jerk but he's innocent as hell of anything towards Martin. The guy sucker punches him and using a rock/concrete is bashing his head in.
Obama didn't like a black kid killed and stuck his nose in it otherwise Zimmerman would have never been charged.
Florida law says I can save my butt with a gun. End of story!

RB2207
RB2207

I agree with you 100%. It doesn't change the fact that the POS needs to just go away and stop trying to get his name mentioned and trying to sue people.

VicG
VicG

Hang in there Zimm. Hope you get the full amount you're asking for...

alicefae
alicefae

Me too.

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

Think about Warren's tweet about saving "young black boys". How about the millions they have aborted? Does she think that is saving them? No, not at all she thinks that's ok, because it is a woman's right to choose to kill her unborn baby. I know this is not about that, but I am so sick of the left and their murderous ways to the tune of 60 million in this country and counting, but they want to make a statement on something like that incident.

By the way I hope he sues them continuously. Screw them.

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

Get'em Zimm!

Traygone rest in piss!

Juleez
Juleez

Sue them poor. Time to start sueing the dems until they stop the lies

Angry Curmdgeon
Angry Curmdgeon

When in the hell are they going to quit showing those "innocent kid" pictures? Show the ones that show him to be the thug he had grown into. Tell the reason he was sent to his father in Orlando. Because he was out of control in Miami and no one could handle him. Release his police record from down there, so everyone can know the truth. Sorry he died, but, if he had gone home and not doubled back to attack Zimmerman, he'd be alive today. Skittles & tea. Lmao.


News

FEATURED
COMMUNITY