Zimmerman Juror Book Deal Squashed After Online Backlash
Yesterday, we told you about a planned tell-all book by B37; one of the six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder.
Well, those plans have been squashed, thanks to an immediate and relentless backlash from social media users.
The juror’s statement, via Martin:
“I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to protest our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case. The potential book was always intended to be a respectful observation of the trial from my and my husband’s perspectives solely and it was to be an observation that our ‘system’ of justice can get so complicated that it creates a conflict with our ‘spirit’ of justice.
Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury.”
The juror’s announcement came after Martin — who has also represented Amanda Knox’s ex Raffaele Sollecito — decided to drop her following hours of outrage on social media.
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