Greg and Travis McMichael:   
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The Greg and Travis McMichael Story

A message from Leigh McMichael

My name is Leigh McMichael, and Greg McMichael is my husband of 39 years. Travis McMichael is my 36-year-old son and the father to my blessed and very loved five-year-old grandson. I am deeply proud of my husband and son and my love for each is unconditional. I make no apologies for my love and support of these two honorable men. Before I explain the reasons for developing this website and sharing my family’s story, I would like to make the following statements.

1. The death of Ahmaud Arbery was a tragedy of epic proportions. Contrary to the opinions of some, my family cannot imagine the pain and hurt heaped upon Ahmaud’s family, including his mother, father, siblings, friends, and even casual acquaintances. I am resigned to the fact that there’s nothing anyone in the McMichael family can say or do to ease their hurt, but nonetheless, I offer my deepest sympathies.

2. This website and content are not offered with the purpose of slandering or blaming Ahmaud, his family, friends, or anyone else. Nor is it designed to criticize law enforcement, government officials, prosecutors, courts, or anyone else. It is designed and offered to share the story of Travis and Greg, facts and evidence that have been withheld or marginalized. It is also offered to plead for the support of those who recognize that they or someone they love could have easily been in Travis and Greg’s place if the events in the weeks and months leading up to February 23, 2020, had taken place in their neighborhood.

3. If you happened to stumble upon this website with the unwavering and staunch belief that Greg and Travis are racist men, who set out to murder Ahmaud and then joyfully reveled in his death, please close out this web page and move on. Until now, no one in my family has spoken publicly about this tragedy. My personal experience since this story went viral tells me that it would be futile to spend time and energy trying to persuade those with a closed mindset that the public narrative driven by the mainstream media is at a minimum incomplete and at most a downright fabrication. This media-driven narrative of  the “innocent jogger” is the driving force behind the reason my husband and son are sentenced to die in a Georgia prison.

4. However, if you are here with a willingness to keep an open mind and consider that there is an untold story, including facts about Travis and Greg that support that they are kind, decent and honest men who were simply trying to help our neighborhood, whose residents openly shared on social media that Satilla Shores and neighboring Royal Oaks were under siege and crime laden. Many in the neighborhood broadcast that the neighborhood was unsafe for children and the elderly that have lived in Satilla Shores for decades. I’ll also provide any open-minded visitor to this site with information and evidence about Ahmaud’s tumultuous past which culminated in his death on February 23, 2020.

5. Since Greg released the now infamous cell phone video on May 5, 2020, that Roddy Bryan recorded, my family, lifelong friends, neighbors, and even casual acquaintances have been harassed, intimidated and at times threatened by people who seek to suppress the truth about the documented events that led up to Ahmaud’s death. These people remain anonymous while flooding the internet message boards and social media platforms with pure hate towards anyone who dares to speak on my family’s behalf. Because of the expected harassment that the content of this website will bring, I intend to use only the first and last initials of any person named on this website and to redact documents to do my best to assure that family, friends, neighbors and others are not lambasted for information they can’t control. Greg, Travis, Roddy and Ahmaud will be identified by name. Law-enforcement personnel are public officials and they will be fully identified where possible.

6. Lastly, I am going to plead for your help if you read or see something that helps you understand the dilemma my family is in and understand this could happen to anyone. My family has been limited in our ability to raise funds to defend Greg and Travis. The costs are staggering, and my family presently owes in excess of $60,000 for unpaid expenses from the state trial. The cost to appeal this case for Greg and Travis could easily exceed $250,000, perhaps more. Until now, every attempt to raise money for the defense of Greg and Travis has been stymied by the liberal media and traditional fund-raising websites. Recently, we discovered a Christian-based fundraising website that has graciously allowed us to begin this massive undertaking. If you’re able and willing, I ask that you click the link and make a donation. Please share with your family and friends.

To help you navigate our site, here are the main pages:

  • About Greg - A brief biography of my husband, Greg McMichael.

  • About Travis - A brief bio of Travis McMichael, my son.

  • February 23, 2020 - My own account of what I experienced on "the worst day of our lives."

  • The Narratives - A look at the competing narratives describing that day.

  • Timeline - A chronology of events in the life of Ahmaud Arbery leading up to February 23, 2020.

  • The Trial - Our account of the trial that followed. (Available soon.)

  • Help Us Please - My personal plea for help in righting the wrongs that have been done to Greg and Travis and our family.

In the following weeks, I’ll be updating this website with facts and other information, including photos, videos and other evidence that has been marginalized at best and suppressed at worse by global media outlets, government prosecutors and groups and organizations with agendas that have nothing to do with this case.

Until then, I ask that you please consider donating to the Greg and Travis McMichael Defense Fund found at

If you’d like more information, please email us at

Gregory McMichael

Travis McMichael