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George Zimmerman's parents lose case against Roseanne Barr

George Zimmerman arrives for his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Thursday, July 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)

George Zimmerman arrives for his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Thursday, July 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)  (AP2013)

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr after the comedian and actress put their address on her Twitter feed.

Circuit Judge Melanie Chase on Tuesday granted a summary judgment in favor of Barr. Her attorney argued that Barr was exercising her First Amendment rights and that the address was already public information.

David Heil, the lawyer for Robert and Gladys Zimmerman, contended they did not feel safe in their home after Barr tweeted their address three years ago.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Barr's attorney also said the Zimmermans had become public figures after their son fatally shot black teenager Trayvon Martin in a case that sparked a national debate about race.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder in Martin's shooting.

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