George Zimmerman Tries to Repair Reputation With Sean Hannity Interview Tonight
by Yvette Carnell
Tonight (Wednesday) George Zimmerman will appear with Sean Hannity for his first prime time interview. Reports indicate that Hannity will devote a full hour to interviewing the man who murdered unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
Fox News reports that Zimmerman will “open up about what happened the night of Trayvon Martin’s death and his experience in the aftermath of the fatal shooting.” His defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, will be interviewed as well to answer questions about Zimmerman’s legal funds as well as his bond hearing.
Zimmerman’s interview comes within days of his female cousin accusing him of molestation and his whole family of being prejudiced against black people who didn’t “act like white people”. In a recorded interview with investigators, Zimmerman’s cousin said:
“He would reach under the blankets and try to do things,” the woman–identified as “Witness 9″–told investigators.
The alleged molestation occurred at the home of George Zimmerman’s parents.
“I would try to push him off, but he was bigger, stronger and older,” she said during the interview on March 20, less than a month after the shooting. The woman, who contacted prosecutors after Martin’s killing, said she was 6 and Zimmerman was 8 when he began molesting her.
When asked why she came forward, she said: “This is the first time in my life that I’m not afraid of him,” she replied.
“Growing up, (Zimmerman) and his family always made statements that they didn’t like black people if they don’t act like white people,” the witness, who would be about 27 now, told investigators in the taped conversation. “They like black people if they act white. Other than that, they talked a lot of bad things about black people.”
The judge who presided over Zimmerman’s bond hearing also called him manipulative and his ex-girlfriend said he slapped gum out of her mouth. Surely, Zimmerman hopes that this interview will piece together what’s left of his tattered reputation.
The interview airs at 9PM ET. Will you be watching?
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