It's been widely reported that George Zimmerman is suing the family of the late Trayvon Martin, and others, for what most news media are calling "engineering false testimony", or words to that effect. However, I've seen no mainstream news articles that actually spell out what that "false testimony" is claimed to be.
If true, Zimmerman's allegations are explosive. From the text of his filing in court (courtesy of a link at Gun Free Zone - text in bold, underlined print is my emphasis):
Plaintiff George Zimmerman (“Zimmerman”) brings this action against Sybrina Fulton ("Fulton"), Rachel Jeantel ("Jeantel"), Brittany Diamond Eugene ("Eugene"), Tracy Martin ("Tracy Martin"), Benjamin Crump ("Crump"), Bernie de la Rionda ("de la Rionda"), John Guy ("Guy"), Angela Corey ("Corey"), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ("FDLE"), and the State of Florida ("Florida") in their individual and official capacities where applicable for violations of Zimmerman's constitutional rights under the Florida Constitution, as well as the United States Constitution, as well as the common law, for conspiring to switch and/or cover up the identity of Defendant Eugene who was the real phone witness to the events prior to Trayvon Martin's ("Trayvon Martin") death, by substituting an imposter and fake witness, Defendant Jeantel, and to assist Defendant Jeantel in committing perjury in sworn testimony to cause the arrest, prosecution, and sentencing to life in prison of George Zimmerman, as well as causing a federal investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman for civil rights violations.
Ye gods and little fishes! If Zimmerman can prove those allegations, we're talking about a state-sponsored, state-tolerated and state-condoned attempt to distort the entire Florida justice system for partisan political purposes. Explosive indeed! You can read George Zimmerman's own words about the lawsuit in this article. They're worth your time.
To make matters more interesting, Zimmerman's lawyer is "Larry Klayman, a high-profile legal crusader tied to conservative causes and the founder of Judicial Watch". Mr. Klayman is not your average lawyer. He's a very controversial figure in legal circles. He's been heavily criticized and sanctioned in the past, but he's also won some important legal battles. I presume he wouldn't take on a case with such a high profile unless he was pretty sure of his facts, and of his ability to prove them in court. If both are true, pass the popcorn. This will be a spectacle to behold.
As Gun Free Zone puts it (again, bold, underlined text is my emphasis):
What Zimmerman and his lawyer are saying is that not only Miss “I Can’t Read Cursive” was lying on the stand, she was not even the real person who was on the phone with Trayvon but an imposter and that everybody in the prosecution side of the trial knew it and abetted the… I have no idea what to call this other than major legal fraud. Maybe an almost successful legal lynching.
Again, if they have the evidence supporting this, there is a caca storm coming to Florida’s Justice system and Zimmerman deserves every penny of that lawsuit.
Quite so! This will bear watching.