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Roseanne Barr Wins Lawsuit Against George Zimmerman’s Parents

2011 Summer TCA Tour - Day 1According to the Orlando Sentinel, Seminole Circuit Judge Melanie Chase didn’t elaborate on her ruling but said, “This court finds there is no disputed issue of material fact and that the defendant, Roseanne Barr, is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.”

Robert Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman, parents of George Zimmerman, sued Roseanne Barr for tweeting out the address to their home.  This happened while George Zimmerman was in hiding after killing unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, and before George’s arrest.

Attorneys for Barr argued that she cannot be held culpable for republishing already publicly available information. To make the case, they showed pages from a phone book found in a library that contained the address.

Barr’s attorney,  David Fink, said that Barr sharing her opinion on social media did not meet the high threshold of intentionally inflicting emotional harm.  Read the rest of this entry

Robert and Gladys Zimmerman’s Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

Robert and Gladys Zimmerman, the parents of George Zimmerman, filed suit in the Florida State Circuit Court in Sanford, Florida against Roseanne Barr. They allege that they were forced to leave their home and go into hiding because Barr tweeted their home address. The Zimmerman’s accuse Barr of violating their privacy and intentionally inflicting emotional distress and are seeking unspecified damages.

Robert Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman

Robert Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman

Two weeks ago, the case was transferred from the state circuit court to the

Rosanne Barr

Rosanne Barr

Orlando federal court and assigned to U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell.

Some of you might remember that I predicted that would be Barr’s attorney’s first move because of diversity. Barr resides in Hawaii and the Zimmerman’s in Florida.

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