NYMag- George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot black teenager Trayvon Martin to death in 2012 and was subsequently acquitted of all criminal charges, had his Twitter account suspended on Thursday after he used it to post semi-nude photographs of a woman he identified as his ex-girlfriend.
The photos appeared on Zimmerman’s account along with her name, phone number, and e-mail address. He accused the woman of cheating on him with a “dirty Muslim.” His tweets violated Twitter’s policy against posting personal contact information or intimate photos without consent, so his account was shut down in short order.
A law criminalizing “revenge porn” went into effect in Florida this October, but a law professor told the Washington Post that Zimmerman’s tweets probably did not violate the law, which requires that the images depict nudity or sexual conduct according to a strict definition that would seem to exclude the semi-nude photos he posted. Indeed, he may have researched the law in order to ensure that his tweets did not violate it.
However, Zimmerman could also potentially be charged under several other state and federal laws against cyberharassment and stalking, and the woman in question might also have grounds to sue him.
Florida is one of 26 states with laws against revenge porn, which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. Hunter Moore, the founder of the infamous revenge-porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, was recently sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison, his lawyer told The Guardian on Thursday.
Well looks like George Zimmerman is back to no good. Whats his resume now? Murder, multiple aggravated assault charges, battery domestic violence? Well add a small case of Revenge Porn i guess to the list. Now I guess leaking someones nudes is in “poor taste” but ill give him some daps here. Heather looks pretty hot. I mean George is now a fat guy with a pretty well known reputation for being a murderer, and im assuming this is suppose to be a recent girlfriend, so for him to get with that, i gotta give him some props for it. Among the string of recent controversial murderers in the past 5 years, I gotta assume this is hottest chick for that cast of characters to have sex with them. Not bad for a scum bag. Unless underneath the pixels shes gross, but still i guess that wouldn’t be a bad pull for a seemingly racist scum bag.