Fani Willis says her critics have 'attacked' and 'over-sexualized' her

“I live the experience of a Black woman who is attacked and over-sexualized," Willis said during a speech at a church.

Published: June 14, 2024 9:48am

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said she has been a victim of multiple attacks from critics over her prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

“I live the experience of a Black woman who is attacked and over-sexualized,” she said during a speech at a church in Atlanta, according to The Hill. 

“See, I’m so tired of hearing these idiots call my name as ‘Fanny’ in a way to attempt to humiliate me because, like silly school boys, the name reminds them of a woman’s rear, of her behind," she continued. 

Last year Willis indicted Trump, now the apparent 2024 GOP presidential nominee, and 18 co-defendants over their efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in Georgia.

A Trump co-defendant tried to have Willis removed upon learning she and Nathan Wade, whom she appointed as special prosecutor in the case, had a romantic relationship. Among the arguments was that Willis financially benefited from the deal, considering, in part, Wade was paying for them to take romantic vacations together out of the funds he was paid in the case. 

Willis said during her speech Thursday that she isn't fazed by the attacks. 

"What I’m here to tell you is to not concern yourself with insults of me," she said. "I promise you, I don’t concern myself with them. I am too busy working 15-hour days trying to use every talent God gave me to fulfill my God-given purpose.”

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