George Zimmerman: I'm Homeless, Broke and Have PTSD

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George Zimmerman's celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX was canned earlier this month after widespread outrage over the idea of the central Florida wannabe neighborhood watchman cashing in on his killing of Miami teen Trayvon Martin. But Zimmerman probably isn't done looking for money-making ideas.

In an interview with Univision that aired last night, Zimmerman revealed he's unemployed, crashing with relatives and still owes more than $2 million to his attorneys. He also says he's suffering from PTSD.

See also: Critiquing George Zimmerman's $100,000 Painting

Next week will mark the two year anniversary of the day when Zimmerman gunned down Martin, an unarmed teen walking home in the central Florida subdivision where his father lived.

In his wide-ranging Univision interview, Zimmerman says he doesn't regret shooting Martin because "in my mind and between God and me, I know that if I didn't act, act the way I did, I wouldn't be here."

But Zimmerman, who was acquitted last summer of murder charges, says the killing has left him with few prospects for a return to normal life. He wears a bulletproof vest at all times and hasn't been able to find work since his heavily covered criminal trial.

He tells Univision that he's considered finding work as a cook but for now is living off his relatives. He's raised about $300,000, he says, through donations from supporters and his newest gig -- selling possibly copyright-infringing patriotic paintings. But his tab for lawyers Mark O'Mara and Don West still tops $2.5 million.

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Dimitri
Dimitri

I don't like him, he oozes meanness. He took out a kid and got away unscathed. Why?

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Jimbo99
Jimbo99

Just the curse of anyone that ever won a high profile case. Their troubles are just starting to begin. OJ, Zimmerman and anyone else that had that limelight thrust upon them. Might be a blessing to be found guilty if for nothing more than the "3 hots and a cot" the state provides ? I mean, if there is unspoken employment discrimination in this world, who is going to hire this guy ? He'd have to be day labor and get picked up for various unskilled labor work and even there, always some folks that would have an issue with those that came to the street corner to pick him up for the work ?

Eddie James
Eddie James

So nothing has changed since before the shooting, except now he can't find a woman to sponge off of.

adolfojherrera
adolfojherrera

May I propose an ending to his pain. Eat your gun George. Put yourself out of our misery.

Jitt Bart
Jitt Bart

Broke & homeless I was like you & I had a degree and no criminal record.. Welcome Black buddy ;-)

Adri Ana
Adri Ana

cuz now he can make 100k selling shitty art on ebay

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter

here is zimmerman life before he murdering tayvon martin. he love to beat up women, stalking his ex, animal abuse, road rage, bullying people co worker /neighbors and pulling gun on people like a ups man, drunk in public, fighting a under cover cop, child sexual molestation he own cousin.George Zimmerman has a life history of unemployment, with a couple of rather meaningless (and temporary) ‘security guard’ jobs here and there.Is America finally looking at the real George Zimmerman?He should be rotting in a prison instead of profiting from murder

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter



George Zimmerman has amounted to nothing of significance and done absolutely nothing with his life and likes to make himself feel better by beating womens, stalking your ex, animal abuse, road rage, bullying people co worker /neighbors, drunk in public, hitting a under cover cop, child sexual molestation he own cousin, and pulling gun on people like a ups man and he did all this before he murder in cold blood tyravon martin.  george zimmerman is a  thug. I don't have any sympathy for you.Maybe because you are homeless now there is probably a neighborhood watch. Looking for homeless guys wandering in the neighborhood .Hey george what are you afraid of ? Do you think some unbalanced fool  who just had a fight with his wife and on drugs  trained in MMA/boxing with a gun will come after you shoot, and claim self defense? What kind of foolish jury would believe that shit. Someone who hunts down another with a gun and say it's self defense when the other is unarmed .  Who cares about george you snuffed out the life of a unarmed teenager. Hey George Zimmerman You can't kill without consequence?  you  failure as a man your are complete loser.It’s becoming painfully clear that the jurors in George Zimmerman’s murder trial acquitted a killer who had a history of violence, disruption and child sexual molestation your own cousin you sick son of a bitch.

Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark

He's making money off being a murderer

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

..can't find work? With all the dumb, racist, rednecks in Sanford, FL - nobody will give him a job?

Michael Alva
Michael Alva

He got away with murder. But just like OJ this guy is damaged goods. He'll eventually go down in flames and wind up in jail or meeting his maker.

Brad Bentley
Brad Bentley

Broke what about the book deal.? Being on tv. That dumb mf ain't broke

Æon Flux
Æon Flux

I wish I'd cross paths with this MF.

Æon Flux
Æon Flux

I'd actually want to see DMX's dogs have at him. This idiot is inhuman.

Christ Louis
Christ Louis

Univision pay I lot $$$$$ for interview CNN pay I lot $$$$ For this morning interview. SO HOMELESS MY ASS. OK

Franco Rodriguez
Franco Rodriguez

DMX should kick your ass anyways so you could be homeless broke a beat up

Christopher Carlson
Christopher Carlson

Good, I'm sure he wouldn't have all those problems if he hadn't decided to kill someone

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter


george Zimmerman wasn’t a earning a normal living *before* the Trayvon Martin incident. His Twin Lakes home was in the process of foreclosure, he & his wife were trying to live off of student loans, he had something listed as employment that really wasn’t — which is why he couldn’t afford his own attorney on arrest.

George Zimmerman has a life history of unemployment, with a couple of rather meaningless (and temporary) ‘security guard’ jobs here and there.
Is America finally looking at the real George Zimmerman?

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