• George Zimmerman banned from popular dating app

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    FLORIDA - The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder.

    An emailed statement from Tinder cited users safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile.

    An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing, Zimmerman had a phony profile and using a fake name “Carter.”

    In screen grabs captured by Creative Loafing Tampa, Zimmerman described himself as a self-employed consultant and a graduate from Liberty University.


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    According to The Washington Post, Zimmerman was blocked and banned from Bumble in 2018.

    Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin on the grounds of self-defense.

    He has had several run-ins with the law, including a 2015 arrest after he was accused of throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The case was dropped.

    In November he entered a no contest plea to resolve a charge of stalking a private investigator associated with a documentary on Martin.

    The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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