Florida state prosecutors released audio Monday of several jailhouse calls placed by Michael Dunn, the man at the center of another controversial Florida trial — shedding new light on his mindset in the initial days after he fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis during a confrontation over loud music, ABC News reports.
“I’m the [expletive deleted] victim here. I was the one who was victimized,” says Dunn, 47, in one of the calls in which he appeared to chuckle while speaking about his predicament. “I’m the victor but I was the victim too.”
In another call with his fiancée Rhonda Rouer, Dunn makes the connection between his situation and scenarios where police officers doubt rape victims.
“I was the one that was being preyed upon and I fought back. It’s not quite the same but it made me think of like the old TV shows and movies where like how the police used to think when a chick got raped going, ‘Oh, it’s her fault because of the way she dressed.’ I’m like, ‘So it’s my fault (laughing) because I asked them to turn their music down. I was attacked and I fought back because I didn’t want to be a victim and now I’m in trouble. I refused to be a victim and now I’m incarcerated.”