Juror B37 in the George Zimmerman trial will not write a book.
Martin Literary Management president Sharlene Martin posted a statement on Twitter on behalf of her former client. “The best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book,” wrote the anonymous juror. Here is the statement:
I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to protest 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 that I am returned to my family and society and general, 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 before I was called to sit on this jury.
We broke the story of Juror B37′s plans yesterday.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Juror B37 last night on his show. Later that evening, literary agent Martin wrote on Twitter: “After careful consideration of the book project with Zimmerman #JurorB37, I have decided to rescind my offer of representation.” Shortly after, Martin posted that statement from Juror B37.
UPDATE: Twitter user Cocky McSwagsalot (@MoreAndAgain) launched an online petition last night and received a private message from Martin before the literary agent decided not to represent the juror. You can watch the whole story unfold in this Storify post.
Along with the other jurors, Juror B37 found Zimmerman not guilty in the controversial trial.