Co-Worker: Zimmerman Bullied Me With Racist Remarks

Trayvon Martin's killer taunted Middle Eastern co-worker: interview
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2012 2:45 PM CDT
Co-Worker: Zimmerman Bullied Me With Racist Remarks
George Zimmerman talks to his attorney Mark O'Mara during his bond hearing in Sanford, Florida, on April 20, 2012.   (Getty Images)

More revelations from the newly released George Zimmerman evidence: A former co-worker said in an interview that Zimmerman taunted him mercilessly with racist jokes, Huffington Post reports. At the office, Zimmerman called the Middle Eastern man "a f**cking moron" and "Achmed the terrorist," and joked about "bombing" and other "Middle Eastern stuff," the worker said. “It was like, middle school, high school humor, but he was going on and on and on for days and days." The worker finally filed a complaint with the boss, RawStory reports.

But Zimmerman's testimony was so convincing that a committee believed him and the worker even doubted himself. When the inquiry found Zimmerman innocent, the teasing and humiliation went on as before, said the worker—who was so miserable that he held a party when Zimmerman was later fired over other conflicts at the office. The interview recording is available in its entirety at ThinkProgress. (Or see other evidence from the Zimmerman case here.)

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