George Zimmerman Banned From Tinder Dating App
Apr 20, 2019, 4:09 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:10 pm
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MIAMI (AP) — 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 says Zimmerman used a fake name on the dating app.
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.