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George Zimmerman's parents seeking $629,000 from Roseanne Barr

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May 22, 2014 | 8:55am EDT

The parents of controversial shooter George Zimmerman are seeking more than $629,000 (£393,000) in their lawsuit against comic Roseanne Barr. Robert Zimmerman, Sr. and his wife, Gladys, filed a lawsuit against the funnywoman in March (14) 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 $6,900 (£4,312) for hotels, $22,800 (£14,250) for rent and $7,700 (£4,812) for laundry. They are also seeking $600,000 (£375,000) for emotional distress. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter last year (13) after a jury ruled he had acted in self-defence.

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