by William A. Jacobson
Almost as soon as George Zimmerman was arrested, a report surfaced that girlfriend Samantha Scheibe, who made the dramatic phone call to 911, had been shopping her story to national media for several weeks – but no one would pay her what she wanted.
The Orlando Sentinel confirmed that at least one national media outlet (unnamed) had such communications:
WKMG’s report that the women were seeking money for interviews with national news organizations was confirmed to the Sentinel by one such organization.
Not unexpectedly, the Zimmerman defense team is letting it be known that this was a set-up, via TMZ:
George Zimmerman was duped and done in by a lying GF who faked a pregnancy to keep him around and then framed him when she realized he was leaving her … sources connected with Zimmerman tell TMZ.
George is now facing felony domestic violence charges after Samantha Scheibe claimed he threatened her with a gun and forced her out of their house.
Our Zimmerman sources say … here’s how it really went down:
Early this month, George made it clear to Samantha he was leaving her and leaving Florida. Samantha then dropped a bombshell– that she was 6 weeks pregnant. George now believes she was lying about it in order to keep him in her grip.
George then offered to make a child custody and support deal … but Samantha wanted him.
On Monday … things came to a head when George was packing his bags to leave and our sources say Samantha concocted the whole gun scenario as revenge.
Meanwhile, Shellie Zimmerman, who served divorce papers on George at the county jail during his recent arrest, is telling news media that George has unraveled since the trial.
Although Mark O’Mara is not representing George anymore, he expressed concern as to what it must be like to be such a hated man, constantly in hiding and fearing for his safety:
George Zimmerman’s former attorney says he’s “worried” about his one-time client following Zimmerman’s arrest on assault charges.
Mark O’Mara responded to the arrest for the first time Thursday night.
During a nationally televised interview on CNN, O’Mara described Zimmerman as “peaceful” and “mellow” before being arrested for the murder of Trayvon Martin. But he says the long trial caused trauma, and says Zimmerman has never received any counseling.
“He was turned into one of the most hated men in America for having to defend his life, O’Mara said. “So I’m not sure what happens with a 28-year-old when you do that to him and put him in hiding for 16 or 18 months. Maybe this is some of that fallout.”