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George Zimmerman sues Warren and Buttigieg for $265 million over ‘defamatory’ Travyon Martin tweets

  • George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, is suing Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million, claiming they defamed him in tweets (via Washington Times).
  • Here are the tweets Zimmerman is suing over, which were posted earlier this month on what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 25th birthday.
  • Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer in a Florida community when he shot Martin after a confrontation between the two.
  • Last year, a jury decided that Elon Musk’s tweets calling a man who assisted in rescuing 13 people from a Thailand cave a “pedo guy” weren’t defamation, meaning Musk wouldn’t be held liable for damages.
  • (You can read more reporting about that case here and here.) And in 2014, a Los Angeles jury found that singer Courtney Love did not defame her former fraud litigation attorney with a public tweet that she thought was sent as a direct message.

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