Rachel Jeantel Speaks For The First Time Since The George Zimmerman Trial

The Prosecution’s star witness Rachel Jeantel speaks with Piers Morgan, saying she was “disappointed, upset, angry” at the not guilty verdict.

1. Rachel Jeantel said at the beginning of the interview I was “disappointed, upset, angry, questioning, and mad” at the verdict.

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Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel tells @CNN that she was “disappointed, upset, angry” with the verdict


“First of all, Trayvon Martin is not a ‘thug,’” Rachel Jeantel told Piers Morgan about her late friend.

When Jeantel was asked by Piers Morgan about Zimmerman’s attorney Don West she replied, “He’s lucky, I’m a Christian.”

Jeantel also explained she has an underbite, making it difficult for her to speak. “I have an underbite … a lot of people have that situation. Words I could say, it can’t come out right.”

3. Rachel Jeantel spoke about Martin’s marijuana use: “Weed didn’t make him go crazy. It made him go hungry.”

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Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel says Trayvon smoked marijuana “twice a week”

4. Jeantel says Zimmerman followed Martin because he was black. “It was racial. Let’s be honest. If he was white. It was 7 o’clock. That’s when people walk their dogs.”

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Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel tells @CNN: “It was racial. Let’s be honest. It was racial.”

Asked what she would said to Zimmerman if given the chance, Jeantel replied: “If you were a real man, you would’ve gone on the stand and said what really happened.”

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
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