Online harassment

George Zimmerman suspended from Twitter after posting revenge porn

George Zimmerman, the acquitted shooter in the death of Trayvon Martin, has been racking up quite the history of alleged violence against women since being cleared of murder charges. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman just cannot find it within himself to stay out of trouble. The divisive former neighborhood watchman fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, and was subsequently acquitted of murder charges the following year. On Thursday, Zimmerman ran afoul of Twitter’s user agreement and possibly Florida law as well when he posted naked photos of a woman he claimed was his girlfriend. “This is Heather. She cheated on me with a dirty Muslim,” Zimmerman wrote on Twitter alongside a photo that showed a woman’s face and naked breasts and a phone number. “She’ll sleep with anyone.” In another post, Zimmerman posted another naked photo of the same woman with the message, “Did I go to far?I won’t even mention that she stole a gun and cash from me. Her lines [sic] busy.” That message included the woman’s email address. Twitter swiftly suspended his account after many users notified the social media platform of the apparent harassment. On October 1 of this year, Florida enacted a law banning revenge porn that explicitly prohibits the sharing of “sexually explicit” images.

Following his 2013 acquittal, Zimmerman went into seclusion — but still managed to get himself into several brushes with the law, including numerous accusations of violence against women. In September 2013, Zimmerman’s estranged wife called 911 after she said he smashed an iPad during a domestic dispute. He was never charged. A few months later in December, Zimmerman was arrested on domestic violence charges after his then-girlfriend said he pointed a gun at her face. Once again, charges were dropped. And in January of this year, Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault after his ex-girlfriend told police he threw a wine bottle at her. Those charges were eventually dropped when the woman stopped cooperating with authorities.

Read the full story at The Daily Dot.

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