George Zimmerman is currently living under 24-hour protection as he awaits trial for the February murder of Trayvon Martin, but his already shaky credibility has been rocked again by explosive accusations coming from his own family. A woman who is related to Zimmerman claims that he molested her from the time she was 6-years-old until she reached her teens, and that Zimmerman and his family are racist.
The woman, who is about 2 years younger than Zimmerman and was identified as “Witness #9,” shared this information with the Duval County State Attorney’s Office:
"He would put his hand under my pants and under my underwear and basically just finger me, I guess," explained Witness 9.
She was asked, "Did he put his finger inside of you?"
She replied, "Yes, and there were other times he did things too but he would always call them, before we left the room or left anyplace he would say, 'We weren't doing anything, we were just laying down or we were just playing hide and seek,' and he would always make sure that he told me that and I didn't know. I was a kid, I didn't know any better."
Worse, when Zimmerman was 14 and she was 12, she claims he made her look at his penis and the scars left by surgery to correct urination problems. The woman added that Zimmerman and his family are racist, saying that his mother (who is of Peruvian descent) claimed to not like President Barack Obama because he is black.
This new batch of information and audio of the interview are all part evidence released today in conjunction with the case. Still, Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara succeeded in having some of the accusations sealed. More than likely, this will not come up during the trial, as Zimmerman has not been charged with anything close to molestation. However, the public will likely run away with this info, as the trial is already being played out in the media.
[via Miami New Times]