George Zimmerman, the shooter of the 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, threatened Jay-Z with violence and said he would feed the rapper to an “alligator.” Zimmerman made the threats because a production team allegedly showed up unannounced to his home to film for a documentary regarding the life of Trayvon.
Zimmerman said to The Blast that a team led by the creator, Michael Gasparro, went to his parents and uncle’s homes in the state of Florida to try and film without permission.
George said the team “harassed” his family but didn’t open up to what they did exactly. Additionally, George would not reveal if they consented to be on cameras.
Furthermore, and perhaps the most nefarious of all, George said he knows how to deal with those “who f*ck with me,” and has so since February of 2012.
To add insult to injury, George isn’t pleased that producers paid his ex-wife for her comments in the documentary.
Earlier in the year, The Weinstein Company and Jay-Z announced they would collaborate to produce a series in six installments called, “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” which is based on the book written by the celebrity lawyer, Lisa Bloom.
The film intends to document the trials and tribulations of the young child and the incident which led to his death. Zimmerman was famously acquitted of the 17-year-old’s murder.
However, currently, it isn’t clear if the Weinstein Company still intends to produce the film, considering the recent allegations against Harvey, who has been accused of assault and harassment by nearly 100 women.
After the New York Times published the initial report, a cascade of allegations against other high-powered men in the industry followed suit, with some of the most scandalous involving Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, and Louis CK.