George Zimmerman’s parents suing Hollywood star over tweet

Posted at 3:17 PM, Mar 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-12 15:17:27-04

HOLLYWOOD (CNN) – The parents of a man involved in a high-profile murder case are now suing a Hollywood star over a tweet they claim put them in danger.

George Zimmerman’s parents have filed a lawsuit against comedian Roseanne Barr, who allegedly tweeted their address in 2012.

Robert and Gladys Zimmerman say they had to flee their home in the middle of night because of her use of social media.

They also claim they’ve suffered emotional distress, an invasion of privacy and a loss of value to their home among other damages.

The Zimmermans are seeking damages in excess of $15,000.