It’s a case of art imitating life that just might hit too close to home.
The Associated Press has accused George Zimmerman of copyright infringement, demanding he cease the planned sale of a recent painting of Florida state attorney Angela Corey.
Corey was the attorney who prosecuted Zimmerman in the trial for the shooting death of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin.
"George Zimmerman clearly directly copied an AP photo to create his painting of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey," AP spokesman Paul Colford said in a written statement posted to the AP site.
Zimmerman fired back via his Twitter account on Friday, threatening to sue the AP:
No worries AP, I'll just take whatever U sue me for off your tab when I'm done suing you :-) Or... I could put out how much U offered me 2..
— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ) January 24, 2014
Back in December, Zimmerman made headlines when a painting he produced sold for over $100,000 on eBay.
His painting of Corey, titled “Angie,” does appear nearlyRead More »from AP demands George Zimmerman stop sale of his latest painting