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Zimmerman's parents sue Roseanne Barr

Friday 23 May 2014 6:36 a.m.

Roseanne Barr (WENN)

Roseanne Barr (WENN)

The parents of controversial shooter George Zimmerman are seeking more than US$629,000 in their lawsuit against comic Roseanne Barr.

Robert Zimmerman, Sr and his wife, Gladys, filed a lawsuit against the funnywoman in March claiming they had been forced to flee their Florida home in 2012 after she allegedly tweeted details of their address.

The posts came at a time of high tension between the African-American community and Florida police, who had not yet arrested the couple's son George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

In new legal documents, obtained by TMZ.com, lawyers for the couple allege the Zimmermans are owed costs for moving out of their property including US$6,900 for hotels, US$22,800 for rent and US$7,700 for laundry.

They are also seeking US$600,000 for emotional distress.

Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter last year after a jury ruled he had acted in self-defence.


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