October 20th, 2014
George Zimmerman build website for financial support
George Zimmerman’s attorney, Hal Uhrig, confirmed to Fox News that the website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com, was in fact produced by the real George Zimmerman, who otherwise has gone into hiding as a special prosecutor determines whether he should face charges in the death of Trayvon Martin.
The website was no longer available Monday night, possibly because of increased traffic after news of existence spread. But earlier, it featured a first person plea for help.
“On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage,” the site reads. “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.
Zimmerman then warns that others have tried to set up campaigns to collect donations for his cause, but he “cannot attest to the validity of these other websites.”
For his site, he said he created a PayPal account, “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 reassure you, every donation is appreciated.”