When Cooper asked juror B37 why she agreed to speak out, she said, "I want people to know that we put everything into everything to get this verdict."
"Did you realize how big this trial had become?" Cooper asked.
"I had no clue, no clue whatsoever," the juror answered.
But look how quickly she and her husband moved to hire a literary agent to shop a book. The verdict was Saturday night. Such speed makes me question her motives. How could she not see the media crowded into the Florida courtroom?
She signed with Sharlene Martin, an agent for other high-profile people involved in controversial court cases. In interviews, Martin said the juror's book would be about "the commitment it takes to serve and be sequestered on a jury in a highly publicized murder trial."
I don't buy that and neither did many others.
As quickly as this deal was made, the public took to social media to voice outrage at someone - well, other than the lawyers - making money from this tragic and heartbreaking case.
There was a great amount of indignation on Twitter about the deal, and congratulations when it was canceled. A petition drive on Change.org drew more than 1,300 signatures.
Martin quickly dropped the couple as clients.
"I believe I made a grave error in judgment in wanting to represent this story," she wrote in an email to the Los Angeles Times.
Later, in a statement, Martin said: "After careful consideration regarding the proposed book project with Zimmerman juror B37, I have decided to rescind my offer of representation in the exploration of a book based upon this case."
After the agent backed out, dozens of people tweeted their gratitude. Nothing like a social-media smackdown to get you to rethink your actions and put your greed in perspective.
"I realize it was necessary for our jury to be sequestered in order to [protect] our verdict from unfair outside influence, but that isolation shielded me from the depth of pain that exists among the general public over every aspect of this case," juror B37 said in a statement.
"The potential book was always intended to be a respectful observation of the trial from my and my husband's perspectives. . . . Now that I am returned to my family and to society in general, I have realized that the best direction for me to go is away from writing any sort of book and return instead to my life as it was before I was called to sit on this jury."
She should have followed the lead of her fellow jurors, who seem to have a better understanding of what this trial meant to people and the families involved.
"We, the undersigned jurors, understand there is a great deal of interest in this case," four of the jurors said in a statement following juror B37's CNN interview. "Serving on this jury has been a highly emotional and physically draining experience for each of us. . . . We appeal to the highest standards of your profession and ask the media to respect our privacy and give us time to process what we have been through."
I expect that many books will be written about the Zimmerman case. Unfortunately, in our society not much escapes exploitation.