A juror in the Zimmerman trial who spoke out about the case on national television says her life has been ruined. The juror, who identifies herself only as “Maddy”, says since the trial she has lost her job and threats have been made against her children.
Maddy spoke out on national television without the benefit of anonymity and says she has paid a huge price for it.
Maddy, 36, told Inside Edition on Thursday that after she spoke out on Good Morning America her life changed for the worse.
She revealed that after the interview, she lost her nursing aide job and she and her husband had to sell all of their belongings to make ends meet.
‘My whole life has fallen apart,’ she told Inside Edition’s Les Trent.
She says they’ve sold everything to pay bills.
‘As we sold one thing, we paid one bill, another bill came,’ she said.
Maddy was the only minority juror on the all female jury. During the interview with Robin Roberts, Maddy admitted that the not guilty verdict was hard for her.
‘I was the juror who was going to give them the hung jury. Oh, I was. I fought to the end,” she said.
Even after her initial interview, Maddy went on Rev. Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation to discuss her feelings after George Zimmerman was involved in a domestic incident with his wife.
“I’ve always said George Zimmerman, basically George Zimmerman is a mµrderer,” she said at the time, but “the only person that’s going to deal with it is God.”
Another juror also spoke out to CNN but did not reveal her identity.