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Zimmerman's parents sue Barr over Twitter Post

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - George Zimmerman's parents are suing actress Roseanne Barr in Florida, claiming a Twitter post she made listing their address and telephone number forced them to flee their home.

Robert and Gladys Zimmerman filed the lawsuit on Monday. It seeks undisclosed damages for emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

The Zimmermans say they were forced to flee their home after Barr posted their address and telephone number about a month after their son fatally shot Trayvon Martin in February 2012. They also claim they were forced into hiding.

Zimmerman was acquitted last summer of any crime in the shooting of the 17-year-old Martin. The case inspired protests nationwide and raised questions about gun control laws and race.

A Barr spokesman didn't return an email or voicemail seeking comment.

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Gina March 12 2014 at 6:41 PM

The Martin's family address was posted everywhere.

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scdavis1935 Gina March 12 2014 at 6:53 PM

yes by people just like this so called celebrity, i hope they break her for what she done.

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moccasinmike Gina March 12 2014 at 7:35 PM

How is that as they where on there country wide tour with the head racist Al the snitch Sharpton,collecting donations

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kingcharles2000 March 12 2014 at 11:57 PM

insanity is acting without thinking.

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Davie2743 March 13 2014 at 8:25 AM

This washed up queen of the one liners is going to lighten her wallet a bit.

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Amiee/Patrick March 13 2014 at 12:01 PM

Unfortuantely addresses are public record. That said, if Roseanne Barr in deed posted their address and phone number with the intent to cause the parents harm, then she should be held liable. The parents were not involved with Zimmerman's actions. Posting any information that causes others to be harrassed, harmed, taunted, or in any direct or indirect way negatively impacted is grounds for a lawsuit. Be careful when you spout off about others to 3rd parties. And besides that..just grow up.

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Wonders Amiee/Patrick March 13 2014 at 12:22 PM

Yes addresses are public record, but if she had not posted it then it would have been difficult for people that didn't live locally to easily get their address.

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philt6135 March 13 2014 at 11:06 AM

Is she still around? I never liked her or her show, and never watched it except for passing it by on the tuner. She one of those people that turns my stomach every time I see her. Why would anyone watch that?

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bng1959 philt6135 March 13 2014 at 11:14 AM

Sad you can't see her comic genuis for what it is. she is bonkers but a lot of artist are. Her show will go down in history as the first showing of the American family in a way that is anywhere near real. There are many people I don't enjoy but I can still see how they have talent. I never enjoyed Hee Haw I know may people did. Comedy is subjective so to each his own but to ask wh anyone would watch the number one sit com when it was on the air is silly. If nothing else look at the people that came from the show and are now still working and loved on diffrent shows.

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krs bng1959 March 13 2014 at 11:23 AM

The fact that most American Families were not like her TV family is a god send. If most
families were like her's we would have been taken over by our enemies long ago and we
would never have gotten to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

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htwosocks bng1959 March 13 2014 at 11:38 AM

If that was the real American Famly I'm glad the family I grew up in was not real.

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donindianhead March 13 2014 at 11:09 AM

fat broads are a lot of fun

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summerctz donindianhead March 13 2014 at 11:20 AM

After you roll them in the flour and find the wet spot....

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MS IDA ST JOHN March 13 2014 at 8:00 AM

also roseann has aa lott of things to do instead of waisting her time with that

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Titanium March 12 2014 at 6:30 PM

Really what a pain in the A.. I didn't think anyone ever paid attention to here.

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NANCAN March 13 2014 at 8:10 AM

Whether this guy was guilty or not, for a celebrity to blast information out to the public for the sole purpose of getting others to harass a family member is despicable behavior. They should sue her for nothing more than making their lives miserable. If the shoe were on the other foot and the perpetrator was black, I doubt she would have done this. Barr's persona is to be outrageous, but even that can cross lines and she needs to be held accountable for the outcome of the INTENT of her actions.

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dexrmerritt March 13 2014 at 7:02 AM

is RB even relevant anymore...don't think so Paco...

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