|Zimmerman Juror B37 Drops Plan to Write Book|
|Geetika Rudra||Jul 16, 2013, 11:17 AM|
George Zimmerman juror B37 has quickly dropped plans to write a book about being on the jury that acquitted him of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin.
The woman, who has remained anonymous since she was picked as a juror, ended her literary plans one day after her agent announced that she would write the book.
In a statement, B37 said that being sequestered with the fellow jurors for nearly a month had insulated her from the intense emotions over the case. Supporters of Martin were outraged by the not guilty verdict.
"That isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case," she said in a statement her former agent Sharlene Martin released to ABC station KABC.
"…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," her statement said.
The statement came late Monday night after B37 appeared in an interview on CNN. Her explanation of Zimmerman's acquittal prompted a petition on the website change.org calling on Sharlene Martin to drop juror B37 from her agency, Martin Literary Management.
"Please don't allow this person to profit off of the injustice that they've served to the American public," the petition's description read.
The petition gained 1,346 signatures, fulfilling a goal of 1,000 signatures, and has since been closed.
Martin Literary Management first announced it was working with the juror on a book proposal on Monday afternoon, two days after she and five other female jurors found Zimmerman not guilty.
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