George Zimmerman says he is 'still figuring it out every day' in new interview
Updated On: Apr 30 2014 08:47:36 AM HST
The lawyers representing George Zimmerman in his divorce posted a "personal interview" with him on Wednesday where he discusses his life now and plans for the future.
In the 22-minute video, Zimmerman says he is not as private as he would like to be but agreed to the video so people can see who he really is as a person.
"I want America to see who I actually am without the filter or subject to any interpretation," he said.
Zimmerman said he is still "figuring it out every day" who the real George Zimmerman is.
"I try and be a good person, a faithful person, a family man, but I do realize I have been through a lot in life," he said.
Zimmerman was interviewed by attorneys Howard Iken and Alberto Ayo, who said the video "represents a view that is unfiltered by the media."
"I think, once people meet me, face-to-face or sit down and have a cup of coffee with me, tell me 99 percent of the time you're nothing like what the media portrayed," he said.
He goes on to clarify his ethic background saying his father is American and his mother Peruvian. He says he was raised in a very Hispanic home.
"To me I am an American and that's what America is -- a melting pot of different ethnicities," he said.
Zimmerman also spoke of his career aspirations saying he'd like to be a defense attorney working for civil rights.
Zimmerman says he is always looking over his shoulder and is concerned for the people around him.
"I just want people to judge me for me," he concludes.
Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce in September saying the marriage is "irretrievably broken." The couple had been married for 7 years.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in July. He is represented in his divorce by the law firm of Ayo and Iken.
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