A woman accused of killing seven middle-aged men on central Florida highways said she has been unfairly portrayed as a lesbian serial killer and a man-hater.

"The media has discredited me so much, making me look like a creep," Aileen Wuornos said in a telephone interview that was published Thursday by the Orlando Sentinel."I'm not a man-hater. I'm not a verbal or physical fighter. I like to be tranquil and at ease and enjoy life," Wuornos said from the Volusia County Jail.

She pleaded innocent and is awaiting trial on charges of robbing and killing four middle-aged men along highways in Volusia, Marion and Citrus counties. She is suspected in three other similar deaths that have occurred along central Florida highways since December 1989 and one in south Georgia.