George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted in the 2012 death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, is suing Martin's family, prosecutors and others involved in the case for $100 million. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, he claimed that the case relied on false evidence and cites "malicious prosecution" by prosecutors.
Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, is represented by Larry Klayman, a former U.S. federal prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. They allege that the prosecution's key witness, Rachel Jeantel, was an "imposter and fake witness" and that , has become a national advocate against gun violence in the wake of her son's death. She is running for Miami-Dade County Commissioner.
"I have every confidence that this unfounded and reckless lawsuit will be revealed for what it is — another failed attempt to defend the indefensible and a shameless attempt to profit off the lives and grief of others," Crump said in a statement obtained by journalist Stephanie Wash on behalf of himself and Martin's parents.
"This plaintiff continues to display a callous disregard for everyone but himself, revictimizing individuals whose lives were shattered by his own misguided actions," Crump continued. "He would have us believe that he is the innocent victim of a deep conspiracy, despite the complete lack of any credible evidence to support his outlandish claims."
"This tale defies all logic, and it's time to close the door on these baseless imaginings," Crump added.
Klayman, HarperCollins and a representative for the Trayvon Martin Foundation did not immediately respond to CBS News' request for comment.