Zimmerman to BLP: Yes, I told Jay-Z’s film crew I’d feed them to alligators
A film crew associated with the joint Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein production of their Trayvon Martin documentary were thrown off the premises after they trespassed onto the property of the uncle of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer Martin jumped and beat before he was shot as he struggled for Zimmerman’s handgun.
“If they continue to bother my parents or members of my family, they will be exiting from the south end of an alligator,” said Zimmerman in an exclusive interview with Big League Politics.
BLP asked him directly if he would be the one feeding them to alligators and the former neighborhood watch volunteer confirmed he would if the film crews kept harassing his family.
The Florida resident told BLP that he learned from his pastor that the Jay Z and Weinstein team was paying his ex-wife for information about him and for her cooperation.
“I don’t care what she does and I truly hope she finds peace,” he said. “But, it is when my family gets involved that I get concerned.”
“Jay Z and Harvey Weinstein were attempting to drag me through the mud again,” he said. Carter and Weinstein have the rights to develop a six-part series based on two books about the 2012 shotting, Suspicion Nation: The inside story of the Trayvon Martin injustice and why we continue to repeat it and Rest in Power: The enduring life of Trayvon Martin.
The film crew violated the perimeter of the uncle’s gated community and were filming Zimmerman’s teenage niece before the uncle, a retired Army command sergeant major, ordered them to leave the premises, he said. The uncle testified at Zimmerman’s trial for the death of Martin.
“As a CSM, my uncle is trained not to take garbage from anyone,” he said. An Army command sergeant is the most senior NCO in any unit or command from the battalion-echelon and higher.
Two weeks ago, the film crew targeted his mother’s brother, who served in the Army with his father, he said. The two men were best friends and it was the uncle who introduced Zimmerman’s parents to each other. “It is because of him that I exist.”
Through his connections in the community, Zimmerman said that a former Florida corrections officer escorted the film crew into the gated community in exchange for a $10,000 fee–and he speculated that the former corrections officer gained entrance to the neighborhood by “yelping” ruse, taking advantage of the fact that nearly all security gates can be triggered open with the burst of a siren.
Zimmerman said the film crew was part of the production team strategy of harassing his friends and family with the goal of goading him or people close to him into a reaction. “I don’t have the patience for that–you know what I am saying?”
Zimmerman still lives in Florida and he spends his time working on a documentary and book, both called “Sheepdog Nation,” based on his experiences.
“My executive producer’s vision is simply to help the people, the masses, realize how misled and manipulated they were by the media,” he said.
People will be surprised to hear the true behind-the-scenes account, where he exposes the malpractice of justice by police, prosecutors and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, in addition to the misdeeds of the reporters covering his case.
The book and film are expected to debut early next year, he said.