Scammers? George Zimmerman’s Parents Beg For Money Online
Apparently the six figures that Zimmerman has collected from his own website isn’t enough, so now his family has launched a new website to get even more bucks from people sympathetic to George Zimmerman’s predicament.
George Zimmerman’s parents have launched a fundraising website, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The paper reports that the new website is intended to provide an accurate description of Zimmerman, explain how life has changed for the family, and of course, ask for money:
“My wife and I have only requested prayers thus far and we have refused to accept any donations or payments whatsoever for any purpose,” Robert Zimmerman wrote on the website. “However, we fully realize that the peaceful, secure life we once knew is now just a memory.”
Robert Zimmerman’s wrote a long message about his family, how the couple raised their children and why they relocated to Central Florida.
It also describes phone calls and letters from people who threatened to “kill anyone with George’s DNA.”
In case you’ve forgotten, George Zimmerman’s defense fund initially collected $211,000. His attorney, Mark O’Mara, even went so far as to estimate that the fund was raising $1,000 per day. And on the day Zimmerman’s bond was increased to $1,000,000, he raised $36,000 in 24 hours. But that hasn’t stopped Zimmerman’s parents from playing on the sympathies of the public to get even more money.
On The View, Barbara Walters described George Zimmerman as “desperate for money”, saying he wanted her to pay for his month long hotel stay in exchange for getting an exclusive interview with him. Maybe George Zimmerman isn’t the only member of the family who is desperate for money.
Most people who are defendants in criminal cases would give anything to have the influx of cash that George Zimmerman currently has, but that is obviously not enough for the Zimmerman family. They are planning to raise money with two fundraising efforts, one for the son accused of murder and the other for the family which received nasty phone calls. Remarkably, they will probably get donations. There is a lot of unearned sympathy for the Zimmermans, and not nearly as much for Trayvon Martin or his family.
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