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Parents of George Zimmerman Sue Roseanne Barr Alleging Tweet Forced Them to Flee Home



The parents of George Zimmerman have filed a lawsuit against comedienne Roseanne Barr over a tweet that revealed their home address in Lake Mary, Florida.

The Zimmerman's allege that they were forced from their home out of fear for their personal safety in the aftermath of the shooting of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in February of 2012.

The complaint says the tweet revealed the Zimmerman's home address, names, and their home phone number even though they were not involved in the shooting.

Barr is accused of knowing that her tweets were "an open and obvious call for vigilante justice" in order "to cause a lynch mob to descend" upon the Zimmerman home.

The case against George Zimmerman drew national attention in March 2012 after he shot an unarmed black teenager that he deemed suspicious in a call to 911 operators.

Zimmerman claimed the teenager had attacked him and that he defended himself under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law. A Florida jury later acquitted Zimmerman of first-degree murder in the case.

The Zimmerman’s allege that the tweets by Barr have forced them from their home and that they have not since been able to return there.




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