The juror in the George Zimmerman trial that spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper and (briefly) had a book deal has released a statement to CNN saying that “There will be no other interviews.”
The impetus for the new statement was a statement from four other jurors in the case, who co-signed a statement disputing B37’s account of deliberations to Cooper.
“We also wish to point out that the opinions of Juror B37, expressed on the Anderson Cooper show were her own, and not in any way representative of the jurors listed below.”
In her statement, Juror B37 also says the book deal announced earlier this week ended when she realized the media circus the trial had become. “The relationship with the agent ceased the moment I realized what had been occurring in the world during the weeks of my sequestration.”
Her full statement is below, courtesy of CNN.
Thank you for the opportunity to vent some of the anguish which has been in me since the trial began. For reasons of my own, I needed to speak alone.There will be no other interviews. My prayers are with all those who have the influence and power to modify the laws that left me with no verdict option other than “not guilty” in order to remain within the instructions. No other family should be forced to endure what the Martin family has endured.
As for the alleged “book deal,” there is not one at this time. There was an agreement with a literary agent to explore the concept of a book which discussed the impact of sequestration on my perceptions of this serious case, while being compared to the perceptions of an attorney who was closely following the trial from outside the “bubble”. The relationship with the agent ceased the moment I realized what had been occurring in the world during the weeks of my sequestration. My prayers are with Trayvon’s parents for their loss, as they have always been. I now wish for me and my family to recover from being selected for this jury and return to a normal life. God bless.