A woman, now known as Witness 9, has come forward with some very serious allegations against George Zimmerman, claiming that he sexually assaulted her for years since she was 6 and he was 8-years-old. The witness claims that the sex abuse continued until they were teenagers and that he would constantly take advantage of her in different ways during family get togethers.
George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara has tried to keep her testimony from reaching the public, for he feared that it would shed an even more negative image on his client, and since it has nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin case, then there is no reason for her statements to be released. He even filed a motion today, July 16th, to block the testimony from being released, however Judge Kenneth Lester overruled the motion and released Witness 9’s heartfelt testimony.
She was said to have cried several times during her recap of the sexual abuse she endured over the years. She spoke about him forcing himself on her during a family reunion to the police.
“I wanted to believe that everyone was good and that people change. I wanted it to just stop. I didn’t want to ever have to tell anyone. I didn’t want to be sad and Georgie always made himself look so good. He always sucked up to my dad. He was charming…When I got there no one was there, but I was already scared. I wanted to run, but I didn’t know what to do. He told me to lay on the bed but I did. I felt that he had an erection. I saw scared. I didn’t know what was going to happen but I got up and ran. Every time that we would go up there, I would look at him and he would give me a certain look and I would know it would happen.”
Towards the end of her statement, she informed the police of what happened when her family confronted him about her allegations in 2005, and how he barely reacted towards them.
“Instead of talking about it, he sat down at the end of the booth and said I’m sorry, and just got up and walked out. This is the first time in my life I’m not afraid of him. I know he is not going to be out in public. I’m not afraid of him now.”
Zimmerman is currently free again on a $1 million bond.