Barbara Walters Rejected George Zimmerman's Interview Demands

Thu, July 19, 2012 3:20pm EST by 5 Comments
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Barbara was supposed to interview George, until he began making demands of ABC. Read on for details!

George Zimmerman broke his silence on Wednesday, July 18, when he sat down for his first public interview with Sean Hannity. Apparently, he was due to speak with Barbara Walters next, but when he began making certain requests, she walked away from the interview.

According to the NY Post, Barbara pulled the plug on the interview after George demanded that ABC put him and his wife up in a hotel for a month. On the Thursday, July 19 episode of The View, Barbara confirmed much of the story.

She said that she and her team flew down to Florida for the interview. Once there, Barbara said that George came in wearing a t-shirt, rather than a suit. “That should have been my first clue,” she said. According to Barbara, he said that plans had changed, and he was refusing to do the interview, unless ABC granted him one request. While Barbara wouldn’t confirm that the request was the hotel stay, she said, “It was a condition that, being a member of ABC News, I was unable to grant.”

Barbara then said that George wanted to call into the show and speak to her. “He wouldn’t do the interview, but now he has something to say,” she said, adding, “This has been an interesting day, to say the least.”

She refused to speak with him on air. “Mr. Zimmerman, if you could not do the interview yesterday, I don’t think we should do a quick one today,” she said. “In the future, if you feel differently, we will consider it.”

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are YOU surprised by George’s demands?

— Billy Nilles

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