George Zimmerman‘s headlines lately have been a tad ridiculous today. From him wanting to speak to Trayvon Martin‘s parents to him believing Martin’s death was all in God’s plans–Zimmerman’s team seems to be falling apart at the seams. It seems that since Sean Hannity wanted an interview with him, the Florida neighborhood watchman may have it in his mind that his interviews are a hot ticket.
Zimmerman personally requested an interview with the legendary Barbara Walters, of which Walters declined. Walters only declined Zimmerman’s interview after finding out that the alleged (second degree) murderer wanted Walters (or the folks at ABC) to pay for a month’s stay in hotels. Walters did intend to interview Zimmerman, until she learned of his ridiculous request.
According to Radar Online, “She went down there with every intention of doing an interview, but Mr. Zimmerman made a demand at the last minute that we could not and would never agree to,” an ABC News official told the paper.
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Zimmerman must be running low on all the money he received from his infamous website before the site was shut down. Today, Zimmerman relaunched his personal website to beg the public for donations — despite the fact that his attorney, Mark O’Mara, has a fund set up to collect money for Zimmerman’s legal costs.
Zimmerman wrote on his personal site:
“Given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding this case, we have now realized that it is much larger than we ever thought regarding its extent and cost. We have been in hiding in temporary housing, and our security needs have been extremely high. The fund has been devastated by the need to pay $100,000 to a bondsman and almost $50,000 in security expenses. The skyrocketing legal costs have gone unpaid. The defense fund is at its lowest point since its inception; in fact, with outstanding expenses yet unpaid, the fund is near depletion.”
I understand the strain that legal issues can cause on your finances, but it seems that Zimmerman’s got something up his sleeve because if his attorney is already helping him raise funds for his defense, why would he also need to be reiterating the effort on his own site? According to ThinkProgress.org, Zimmerman attacks his lawyers tactics in raising funds. Check out the tweet below:
SMH! We already know that Zimmerman is shady when it comes to cash and he likes to keep his finances private, so this public begging is intriguing to say the least. What do you guys think about Zimmerman attempting to raise more funds and asking Barbara Walters for compensation? Let’s discuss live on You Now.
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