Comedian Roseanne Barr is under fire, but it’s totally not for what you’d expect.
Robert and Gladys Zimmerman, the parents of George Zimmerman, have cited Barr as their reason for being forced into hiding after Barr tweeted their home address to more than 100,000 followers. While Barr did break Twitter guidelines by posting the unauthorized personal information of the address of the Zimmermans’ Lake Mary, FL. home, we can’t say that we blame her.
The actress is facing a lawsuit that accuses her of posting “an open and obvious call for vigilante justice,” according to CNN.
The tweet was posted a month after the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin back in February of 2012. It’s still a mystery as to why it took the Zimmermans so long to file suit, but we’re sure the details will come out soon enough.
Barr did delete the offending post but not before the Zimmerman family was subjected to an alleged lynch mob that descended upon their home. We don’t remember this being documented in the controversial and much talked about case, but we’ll take their word for it.
For those who were completely oblivious, George Zimmerman was eventually acquitted for the murder of unarmed Martin. Zimmerman was part of a neighborhood watch team and has since had public issues of domestic violence involving his girlfriend.
So far we haven’t heard anything in response from the comedian but as the family is seeking an unspecified amount to the tune of more than $15,000, and considering the story is almost everywhere, we’re sure she’ll release a statement soon.
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