Shocking new allegations have been made about George Zimmerman. An old family friend, whose identity has not been revealed and is only known as Witness 9, has come forth and accused the 28 year old of molesting her when the two were children. The incidents occurred at Zimmerman’s family home when the two were children, starting when she was 6 and he was 8. Their two families were close, usually meeting up at least once a year. She alleges the attacks continued until she was 16.
The woman came forth about a month after Trayvon Martin’s murder. She claims Zimmerman had made racist comments in the past, and she feared he killed Martin because he was black. The woman also claims that she was not the only victim.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, doesn’t believe the testimony will be used in the trial as it was uncorroborated. O’Mara had fought to keep this information sealed, as he felt it would stoke anger against his client. The judge in the case rejected these calls, and audio tapes of the interview the female victim gave a little over a month after Trayvon was shot are now public.
The more damaging portion of the woman’s testimony comes from her claim that Zimmerman’s family was littered with racists, particularly his Peruvian mother. The woman is the second person to come forward with such claims against Zimmerman’s family. This flies in the face of what investigators have concluded about the Trayvon Martin incident. Their findings suggest that race had nothing to do with the teenager’s shooting, but that it was an avoidable situation.