Massive outcry, "return to society in general" and losing her literary agent caused B37 to re-think her plans
The George Zimmerman trial juror known only as B37 has decided not to write that book recounting her experiences as a member of the jury that acquitted Zimmerman on charges that he murdered Trayvon Martin.
Two days after the verdict, B37 began to make the media rounds, announcing that she's signed with a literary agent and was planning to write a book with her attorney-husband and then going on Anderson Cooper 360.
Ms. 37 was the subject of widespread criticism when her book plans were announced. Critics accused her of profiting off of Trayvon Martin's death. On Monday night, her literary agent, Sharlene Martin, tweeted that after "careful consideration," she had decided not to represent Ms. 37.
Martin then tweeted a statement said to be authored by Ms. 37:
"I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to protest [sic] 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 thatI 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 ot my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury."