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Amidst the aftermath of the dramatic courtroom conclusion which saw the jury in the George Zimmerman trial return a "not guilty" verdict, on Monday evening Piers Morgan invited Rachel Jeantel to join him in studio for a face to face conversation.
With a live audience hanging on every word, Jeantel listened intently as the "Piers Morgan Live" host rolled a video clip from earlier in the evening, in which CNN's Anderson Cooper conducted his own exclusive interviewwith the juror known simply as B37:
"I think she felt inadequate toward everyone because of her education and her communication skills," said the juror, speaking about Jeantel. "I just felt sadness for her."
Admitting to feeling "angry" and "upset" after hearing herself described that way, Morgan's guest defended her character:
"When the state closed they're trying to explain what kind of person I am. And you can see the kind of person I am," she explained. "Out of the whole stand I never cussed out Don [West]. Even during our little back - since March."
Having seen her courtroom nemesis, the man who aggressively cross-examined her doing the trial, in the CNN hallway earlier in the evening, Jeantel took the high road:
"I'll hold it back. The only reason I have not said anything to Don Weston [sic] because my parents taught me better. As an adult you don't have the right to disrespect an adult," she explained. "Don't curse - okay I did give attitude."
Watch the rest of the clip of Morgan's exclusive interview with Rachel Jeantel, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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