George Zimmerman may be sued for Angela Corey painting

Published On: Jan 24 2014 11:28:39 AM EST
Updated On: Jan 24 2014 05:15:43 PM EST

Florida Times-Union

A picture of Angela Corey next to George Zimmerman's painting.

George Zimmerman may reportedly be sued by a former Florida Times-Union photographer who claims Zimmerman used a picture of Angela Corey in his newest painting without permission.

The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo.

AP spokesman Paul Colford says that Zimmerman clearly copied the AP photo, which was taken for the AP by freelancer Rick Wilson at a 2012 news conference.

The attorney who received the letter Thursday, Jayne Weintraub, said she no longer represents Zimmerman but said she will forward the letter to him.

Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., posted a picture of George's newest painting on Twitter on Wednesday night, which depicts the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin trial and a caption saying "I have this much respect for the American judicial system - Angie C."

"Very proud to introduce @TherealGeorgeZ's latest ... "Angie"." Robert Zimmerman said in the tweet.

Wilson's attorney confirmed to the Times-Union that he has been hired to represent Wilson and is investigating the picture.

Corey's office prosecuted Zimmerman for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was acquitted last summer.

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