Updated: Feb 24
Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, the defamation and conspiracy case brought by George Zimmerman against Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin was rejected by a Florida court.
Zimmerman did not make any "false representations," according to Judge John Cooper.
In his decision, Judge John Cooper ruled that Zimmerman did not make "any fraudulent representation" and that it would be futile to take the matter any further.
Cooper also wrote, “There can be no claim for conspiracy to defraud if there is no adequately stated claim for fraud.”
In 2019, Zimmerman filed a lawsuit against Trayvon's parents and their attorney, Ben Crump. He was accusing them of “destroy his good will and reputation in the community.”
He thought the parents were misrepresenting him as a racist murderer who targeted Trayvon and went beyond his bounds as a community watch member.
Brittany Diamond Eugene and Rachel Jeantel were also named in the suit by Zimmerman.
According to the lawsuit, Jeantel claimed to be on the phone with Martin when Zimmerman approached him, but it was her half-sister Eugene who was on the phone.
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin was published by HarperCollins Publishers, according to Zimmerman's lawsuit. The book, written by his parents, describes their son's life, death, and subsequent movement.
Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder after being charged with Martin's killing. When he shot and murdered Martin in Sanford, Florida in 2012, the shooter claimed he was acting in self-defense.
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