March 12, 2014 1:09 pm -

The Zimmermans claim they were forced into hiding after Roseanne Barr posted their address in a Tweet.

Robert and Gladys Zimmerman allege that the 61-year-old performer sought to “cause a lynch mob to descend” on their Florida home by sending a March 2012 tweet containing the couple’s address and phone number. Barr, they allege, mistakenly believed that their son was living with them, adding that her tweet was “an open and obvious call for vigilante justice.”

As TSG reported, Barr, who subsequently deleted the tweet, explained that she initially thought that disseminating the address “was good to let ppl know that no one can hide anymore.” She then pivoted to note, “But vigilante-ism is what killed Trayvon. I don’t support that.”

D.B. Hirsch
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