Skip to comments.George Zimmerman says he’s homeless and suffering from PTSD: report
Posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman says his problems continue.
He told a Spanish language television station he is now homeless, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, more than $2 million in debt and lives in fear for his life.
Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television show "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now) that will air Sunday on the Spanish language station at 7 p.m.
Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012.
After he called the cops, the two got into a fight that ended with Martin's death.
Zimmerman says the teen attacked him and threatened to kill him.
"He (Martin) saw my gun and told me he would kill me, and I knew he was telling the truth. I mean, was not playing," he told the station. "I asked him to stop . And the young man did not care. Continued attacking ... I knew he would not stop even though I knew that someone had seen (the fight) and the police are coming. He did not care."
But he didnt answer when asked if he should have waited for the cops saying that the case is under a federal Department of Justice investigation...
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I believe him. I have reviewed this story countless times and I honestly think Zimmerman killed Martin in self-defense. Will anyone defend or help Zimmerman? He is a scared young man.
He should move to Iowa, change his name, marry a local, sell shoes and forget Treyvon ever existed.
I believe Zimmerman after I saw his bloody swollen nose and his bloody head on the back. As usual the media did a number on him.
He can have my ex-wife in Des Moines. [chuckle]
The media must have profited a great deal from the Zimmerman case.
The least they could do is help the guy with his debts.
I’m not holding my breath.
Well, he better shut up about the PTSD unless he wants to have his right to own a firearm removed.
I feel sorry for him too. I’m afraid he’s either going to commit suicide or get murdered. He’s had a rough time of it.
I tend to presume George has rejected people who do want to help him, under the condition that he stop. national attention every other day. Staying invisible can be done, even today with the Internet and facebook. Did George ever sell Angie, his second painting?
Whoever bought his painting for just over $100,000 helped him, I’m sure. But how could you hire the man to help him that way? There’d be demonstrations, threats, disruptions and boycotts of your company.
Lets all offer up prayers for George...he is a young man in serious need of prayer.
Oh, you sure are right. This admin will grab and keep your guns whenever possible. No logical reason is necessary.
Also, since George is homeless, I guess that girlfriend didn't work out, even after recanting the BS allegations. That's probably for the best, Z-Man.
Lol. Was she THAT bad? :o)
Did you know that Des Moines means "of the monks"? French monks did missionary work there at the meeting of the three rivers. There were Indians living there so the monks KNEW that the tornadoes and such WEREN'T there. Little bit of American history for ya.
I always think of the monks when I hear "Des Moines."
It’s frightening to see how someone who fought back against a Knock Out Game attacker is demonized for defending himself. Really a complete reversal of the days when blacks were unfairly blamed for crimes.
At least you admit you are "presuming". This guy is a shit-magnet. Staying invisible cannot really be done in this type of thing, sooner or later someone somewhere will want 15 minutes of fame and call the police/media/friends/etc and next thing you know it's a news story because it involves someone like George Zimmerman.
And stop what, exactly, existing and being a target for opportunists?
I’ve been to that little log cabin, the original building. It sits on the lawn at Sec Taylor stadium where the Iowa Cubs play. Nice brew pub nearby where they make their own beer.
You’re right, it’s an almost impossible situation he’s in now. I know I’d want get as anonymous and away from people as possible. Maybe an extended stint at gold prospecting in the Klondike.
“Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television...”
My first impression is that maybe this admission by Zimmerman on this channel will be a GOOD thing (PR). Perhaps airing the circumstances surrounding what I believe to be his “railroading” by the MSM will make the viewers THINK of the propaganda war against Zimmerman and the forces behind it.
I hope he survives this terrible time in his life—NOT of his own making. (wish I could buy one of his paintings...too hard to pay my own bills.)
The media should not have created this sensation in the first place as Zimmerman should have remained largely anonymous to the rest of the nation.
Sounds like his attorney(s) who vowed to clear Zimmerman’s name by suing the media after his aquittal has taken George to the proverbial cleaners.
Umm.. Considering the problem he seems to have with girlfriends, would that be a blessing or..
Apparently he did get some donations to help pay his legal bills, but nowhere near enough.
Also — how come he can’t even get Obamacare?!
“Recently he had planned to take part in a celebrity boxing match with rapper DMX but the promoter announced last week it was canceled. He is not working and lost his health insurance.”
“the case is under a federal Department of Justice investigation...”
And why is that?!
He was accused, tried and found innocent.
He is NOT seeking national attention, people just don’t leave him alone.
I wonder if this will cure him of his liberalism?
A misplaced period, and a missing verb have mangled my message. George should stop participating in publicity stunts which result in very negative payoff. That proposed boxing match, and those public arrests for spousal abuse real or not do not help him. Writing on my cell phone often results in punctuation errors.
George needs to get away from the cameras, find a nice quiet place out in the middle of nowhere, and, paint some more pictures. He doesn’t need media attention for a long while. It’s his best chance at resuming a “normal” life.
He keeps running toward the cameras and this sh!t is just going to keep happening.
Did the chesty chick toss him out again?
He should take a long stay with his mom's relatives in Peru.
Peru would not be a good choice: NO AIR up there. Their cities are MILES high. Imagine the SMOG of their cities PLUS the dearth of air. Can't be healthy. Kind of like Mexico City (attitude 8400 feet). GASP!!
Looks like a GREAT place to live.
The guys never been the sharpest knife in the drawer, and he’s got $2 million in debts to deal with, you can’t put a person in a more desperate situation that this guy is in, I don’t think he will be making any reasonable decisions for a long long time.
Desperation encourages bad decisions.
Of course had he not ignored all the advice given him a night long ago, he wouldn’t have found himself in this mess either, so his bad decision making predates the desperation.
Giving interview, trying to sign up for celebrity boxing. If one wants to lead a quiet normal life step one is to be quiet. Lots of people have been involved in high profile stuff over the years and then managed to move on.
George, salvarte, ir a casa de su madre en Perú. Quédate allí tres años, declararse en bancarrota y seguir adelante.
Many on here have told me that Peru is one of the nastiest places on Earth.
I live in a city with many restaurants and MANY Chinese restaurants. We used to have a newspaper that printed the restaurant closings. If there were 30 restaurants closed, HALF would be Chinese. I don't eat in Chinese restaurants any more.
Cleanliness COSTS. The Chinese will spend money on the tangible things: education, cars, real estate, jewelry but cleanliness? Nope. Why bother to clean the restaurant every day? It will just get dirty immediately. Better to spend money and get someTHING for it.
They aren't of the Christian mind where "cleanliness is next to godliness."