George Zimmerman’s parents are suing comedian Roseanne Barr. According to The Hollywood Reporter the couple is suing the comedian for tweeting their son’s address, alleging the tweet was “an open and obvious call for vigilante justice."
Zimmerman was tried and acquitted on charges of manslaughter and second-degree murder for shooting black teenager Trayvon Martin. During the media storm around the case, Barr tweeted his address to 110,000 followers, although the address was actually that of his parents, Robert and Gladys. Zimmerman hadn’t lived at the address for six years, the complaint says.
Director Spike Lee also tried to tweet Zimmerman’s address, but sent out the wrong one. He was sued by a couple who lived at the home he tweeted, and Lee paid $10,000 to them in a settlement.
Zimmerman’s parents are asking for at least $15,000 from Barr, claiming they were forced to flee their home “in the middle of the night” after the press arrived.