Zimmermans Sue Roseanne Over 'Vigilante' Tweets
They claim Barr forced them to go into hiding
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2014 3:01 AM CDT
George Zimmerman is seen in a video released by attorney Howard Iken yesterday.   (AP Photo/Howard Iken)

(Newser) – George Zimmerman's parents are taking Roseanne Barr to court, accusing her of trying to get "a lynch mob" to their home by tweeting their address weeks after their son shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Barr soon deleted the tweet but later tweeted "If Zimmerman isn't arrested I'll rt his address again—maybe go 2 his house myself," reports USA Today. Robert and Gladys Zimmerman, who are seeking unspecified damages, say the tweets forced them to go into hiding, even though George hadn't lived with them for years.

Barr, however, tweeted the address on March 29, 2012, and the couple told the Orlando Sentinel on March 15 that they had already gone into hiding after receiving death threats, the paper notes. Their son, meanwhile, released an interview yesterday in which he denies being racist and says he is trying to be a good person, the AP reports. He says the interview is an attempt to "show America who I truly am" and speaks of someday becoming a defense attorney or civil rights lawyer. "On a grand scale, I would like to make enough of an impact on the judicial system so that what happens to me never happens to anybody," he says.

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Helena
Mar 24, 2014 9:32 PM CDT
The whole affair was a very sad situation and everyone is sad to see a youth lose his life in such a way. That being said, if anybody attacked me, split my head open and I feared for my life - I would also defend myself. It is the court's job to conduct a fair trial and hear all of the evidence. The court found Zimmerman innocent. Roseann’s ignorant armchair judgments (tweeted before all of the facts were made public) and her actions were nothing short of reckless. Perhaps her time would be better spent thinking through of her own past behavior and her treatment of others including people she has screwed over professionally. A balanced human being would not wish harm upon an elderly couple. Zimmerman's parents deserve to be left alone. As a Canadian I was shocked to hear Obama state publicly "Trayvon could have been my son" during the trial. That was race baiting! People of all races are killed in the US on a daily basis. I have never heard Obama comment on them or refer to them as family. I do not believe this was ever a race issue for Zimmerman. It was simply a matter of survival.
Bteri
Mar 14, 2014 1:13 PM CDT
I hope Zimmerman's parents sue the pants off Roseanne Barr--- well not literally --- EW! What Barr did, What Spike Lee did - tweeting the address and personal information of people they are angry at or disagree with that have not been found guilty of anything in a court of law, especially knowing that organizations like the Black Panthers very publicly promised to hurt or kill Zimmerman not only should be sued, but if anything happened to those people then Barr/Lee and anyone that tweeted their home information should be considered accessories to whatever crime was committed against the Zimmermans
Jhon_P
Mar 14, 2014 11:39 AM CDT
I thought there was something that say "ones not suppose to profit from a crime" OH! he murdered a black person, that was no crime in the laws of white america