Zimmerman Develops website for Support and Funding for Living!
As if the fervor surrounding the Trayvon Martin case wasn’t crazy enough, this adds a new level of insanity. George Zimmerman – Martin’s alleged gunman – set up a website called “therealgeorgezimmerman.com to raise funds for his current court trial in the murder of 17-year-old Martin back on Feb. 26.
Zimmerman claims his “forced inability to maintain employment,” spurred him to create a Paypal account, and he says any funds collected will be used only for his living expenses and legal defense.
“I have been forced to leave my home, my schoo…. and ultimately, my entire life,” he claimed on the page.
The front page of the site features a statement from him, detailing the purpose of the website.
“I am the real George Zimmerman,
On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.
It has come to my attention that some persons and/or entities have been collecting funds, thinly veiled as my “Defense Fund” or “Legal Fund”. I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected, intended to support my family and I through this trying, tragic time.
I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment. I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received. I reassure you, every donation is appreciated.
The website also has two pictures: one of a sign reading “Justice for Zimmerman” and another one of the graffiti from Ohio State University reading “Long Live Zimmerman.”