George Zimmerman is being threatened with legal action over his latest painting featuring Prosecutor Angela Corey.
The Associated Press have accused him of copyright infringement because his finger painting resembles a photo that they own the rights to. That said, Rick Wilson/AP and the photographer behind the infamous photo, are demanding paid damages.
AP Threatens Zimmerman with Lawsuit Over Finger Painting; George Returns Fire
"You just can't do that. You just can't take somebody else's work and make it your own," Rick Wilson, the photographer who snapped the shot in 2012 told the Orlando Sentinel.
In a letter sent to one of Zimmerman's former attorneys, the news agency demanded that any planned sale of the painting be blocked or that damages be paid if he ignores their legal warning.
George responded with the following tweet:
@TherealGeorgeZ via Twitter
"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.."
I'm so sick of the clown and his shenanigans. Since George's last painting was auctioned off on Ebay for $100,099.99, Rick Wilson and AP are duly owed a cut.
His brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. suggested in a tweet early Friday morning that they may skip a public auction and accept a private offer instead.
"We've received pvt offers via social media b4 planned release of sale details. Considering all options, incl. affordable prints"
So far, Ms Angela has not spoken out about the finger painting.
The threat of a lawsuit is definitely real as a similar lawsuit was filed against the Obama Hope photographer, which he and won Read More