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George Zimmerman was charged with misdemeanor for stalking the private investigator hired by the documentary’s production team to look into the people victimized by the shooter in the past. In this photo, Zimmerman, arrives in Courtroom J2 to face a Seminole circuit judge during a first-appearance hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend in Sanford, Florida, Nov. 19, 2013. Getty Images/ Joe Raedle

Although the six-part documentary series “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” — revolving around the 2012 fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida — produced by hip-hop artist Jay-Z successfully premiered on the Paramount Network, it was not without its share of hurdles.

One of the major obstacles came in form of the Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, who was acquitted by the jury after he claimed he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense during one of his sessions as the neighborhood security watch. The decision spurned nation-wide outrage and in part gave birth to the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Zimmerman was charged with misdemeanor for stalking the private investigator (P.I.) hired by the production team of the documentary to look into the people victimized by the shooter in the past. He has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges, the Blast reported.

Dennis Warren, the private investigator, who was hired by Cinemart Productions to track down people who could participate in the documentary, claimed he had initially contacted Zimmerman about being part of the documentary last year. Following a failed attempt to procure Zimmerman’s involvement, Warren said the former called him 55 times, left 36 voicemails, texted 67 times and sent 27 emails — all in the span of nine days in December 2017.

Trayvon Martin
A picture of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012, is seen on a table with other pictures of people killed by gun violence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 21, 2016. Getty Images/ Joe Raedle

The P.I. filed court documents in Seminole County, Florida, alleging he was concerned about the safety of his own life and that of his family’s because Zimmerman knew where he lived.

When the police got in touch with Zimmerman regarding Warren’s allegations in January, he reportedly yelled obscenities at them, saying things like, “What are you calling me for you f-----g w---e!?” and “You have been involved with me since that Martin kid!”

Zimmerman was served with summons May 3 and was scheduled to be arraigned at the end of the month.

The shooter responded by issuing a subpoena to Warren to disclose all documents, emails, and other records of his work while allegedly investigating him, which also contain the names and other details of the victims the P.I. was looking into from Zimmerman’s past, according to another report by the Blast.

Objecting to the subpoena, Warren said the victims were terrified of Zimmerman and did not wish for him to find out they participated in the documentary.

“They do not want him to know what they said about him or have any contact with him,” Warren said.

The records also contained information of law enforcement officers who participated in the documentary and Zimmerman’s knowledge of their names could put their lives at risk.

Lastly, Warren had signed a non-disclosure agreement with the production company, which meant he had to get an approval from them before he handed any of his findings over to the court.

Zimmerman also allegedly threatened to feed Jay-Z to alligators over making of the documentary — a threat the artist replied to by releasing a diss track.

The shooter has also been accused of pattern racist and violent behavior in the past. He allegedly launched an array of verbal racial attacks at innocent customers at a bar, assaulted his girlfriend, auctioned off the gun that was used to kill Martin and engaged in road rage.