George Zimmerman Speaks Out Through Website, Solicits Donations From Supporters
After months of hiding from the media and having his name publicly bashed, George Zimmerman has resurfaced online.
Trayvon Martin's murderer launched a website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com, over the weekend to collect donations from his supporters for his "living expenses and legal defense." The homepage reads:
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.
Zimmerman's attorney has confirmed that the site is authentic. The site contains different tabs titled "The Facts," "My Race", and "Album." Each contains notable quotes from authors and two images of pro Zimmerman signs. One allegedly is of a vandalized black cultural center at Ohio State University.
Besides stating the fact that the entire situation altered his life, the site offers no further details on his side of the story.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing, by Edmund Burke is the quote he has at the bottom of his site, but we all know the only thing to triumph over evil is the truth.