The lawsuit is being filed by Larry Klayman, formerly of Judicial Watch. Klayman’s complaint will allege a conspiracy between the Martin family and attorney Benjamin Crump to lie about circumstances surrounding Martin’s death. From the press release:
The complaint alleges that in March 2012, the Sanford Police Department thoroughly investigated the shooting of Trayvon Martin and closed the case as self-defense. A week later, Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump produced a recorded audio tape of “Diamond Eugene” whom he said was Trayvon’s 16-year-old girlfriend who was on the phone with Trayvon just before the altercation. However, two weeks later, 18-year-old Rachel Jeantel, the alleged imposter, appeared before prosecutors claiming to be “Diamond Eugene” and provided false statements to incriminate Zimmerman based on coaching from others.
These allegations are the result of newly discovered evidence just published in a book and film by Hollywood film director Joel Gilbert, called The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America.
I’d never heard of this film or book before today. According to Amazon the book was self-published in September and the film was released in October. There’s a website promoting the film which has a Q&A section with answers by the director. Here’s a sample: