George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, is suing Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg for $265 million, claiming both 2020 Democratic presidential candidates defamed him in an attempt to "garner votes in the black community."
Fox News reports the lawsuit filed Tuesday argues Warren and Buttigieg’s tweets on Feb. 5, which would have been Martin’s 25th birthday, used the killing to “falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers.”
Buttigieg tweeted, “How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?
Warren tweeted on the same day, “We need to end gun violence and racism.
The lawsuit claims the tweets defamed Zimmerman by implying he acted out of racism or white supremacy when he shot Martin.