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Trayvon Martin’s parents say Weinstein Co owes them $150,000

PICTURED: Sybrina Fulton

TRAYVON MARTIN’S parents have said that the Weinstein Company owes them $150,000 (£11,000).

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have filed documents claiming that the production company, which was headed up by Harvey Weinstein before he was embroiled in the sexual harassment scandal that propelled the #MeToo movement into the headlines, owes them for their work as executive producers.

The pair had made a deal with Hollywood producer’s former company over the rights to a potential film and TV series based on their book about their late son, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin


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Fulton and Martin’s 17-year-old son Trayvon was shot dead by George Zimmerman while he was walking home in 2012.

Martin’s parents are two of dozens of people who have made claims that they are owed money by the Weinstein Company.

Jay-Z and Eminem have also filed lawsuits detailing that they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by the production company.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder after shooting Trayvon Martin dead but was acquitted.

He recently appeared in court as a defendant in a misdemeanour stalking case accused of sending threatening text messages to a private investigator.

Details of Zimmerman’s finances, revealed as part of the case, show he is $2.5m in debt and has no income.

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