Zimmerman detailed what is causing his suffering in a lawsuit in which he sued Tracey Martin and Sybrina Fulton, Trayon’s grieving parents, and eight others, including the State of Florida.
In the lawsuit, Zimmerman is seeking $100 million in damages. Zimmerman’s attorneys filed the lawsuit in Circuit Court for the 10th Circuit Polk County, Florida.
Zimmerman charges that an “imposter and fake witness” committed perjury leading to his arrest.
The lawsuit also charges that HarperCollins, the book publisher, further defamed Zimmerman by publishing “Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People,” written by Benjamin Crump, a lawyer who represented the Martin family.
Zimmerman shot to death the 17-year-old teenager on February 26, 2012, after following him from a store where he purchased a soft drink and a snack.
The deadly shooting occurred in Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon was living with his father.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, followed Martin, ignoring police orders to stop pursuing Trayon.
Because of the book and the lawsuit, Zimmerman claims he has suffered a severe loss of reputation, goodwill as well as past, present, and future income.