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A young woman has come forward with testimony that George Zimmerman molested her for a decade and that he and his family are racist against black people.
The woman, identified only as "witness 9," said the Zimmerman's "don't like black people if they don't act like white people. They like black people if they act white."
In one part of her recorded testimony released today witness 9 recalled a conversation she had with George's mother.
"Somebody was talking about Obama and I said 'Oh yeah did you hear about that?' And [Zimmerman's mom] asked what? I said 'something to do with Obama, we were talking about it.' And she said 'I don't like Obama.' And I said 'why not?' just thinking she was joking. And she said 'because he's black, I am a racist.' just loud and proud," witness 9 said.
Witness 9 also said that George began molesting her when she was 6-year old and he was 8.
"This is the first time in my life I'm not afraid of him," she told investigators according to ABC News. "I know he is not going to be out in public. I'm not afraid of him now."
She said the incidents would often happen during family get-togethers. She claims George would touch her against her will.
"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," she told investigators. "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 was scared. I didn't know what was going to happen but I got up and ran."
Witness 9 said in 2005 she finally told her family who confronted George at a restaurant.
"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," she said.
She added that she never saw the family act on their racist feelings even though they talked about them often.
Defense attorney Mark O'Mara made a last-minute attempt to block the release of witness 9's statement as well as the jail calls. He filed a motion this morning at the Seminole County Courthouse, asking that their release be delayed. He argued that the testimony would never be used in the trial and would do harm to his client in the court of public opinion. but Special Prosecutor Angela Corey's office made the decision to release them anyway.
Zimmerman, 28, is awaiting trial on a charge of second-degree murder. He killed 17-year old unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.
Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch captain at the time. He said he killed Martin in self defense after being attacked.
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Witness 9 talks about George Zimmerman's family being racists