Couple Sues Spike Lee Over His Trayvon Tweet
He retweeted wrong address of George Zimmerman
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2013 12:04 PM CST
Spike Lee has apologized for the mistaken tweet.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – An errant tweet sent out by Spike Lee in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing might end up being costly to the filmmaker. A Florida couple has sued because he retweeted their address in Sanford, Florida, in the mistaken belief it was George Zimmerman's, reports the Smoking Gun. Lee quickly apologized when the mistake came to light, but Elaine and David McClain, both in their 70s, say they've been subjected to harassment and death threats since. They accuse Lee of "encouraging a dangerous mob mentality." Court filings suggest they're seeking $1.2 million.

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Nov 10, 2013 12:18 PM CST
Spike Lee is the most racist person in America. End of story.
Nov 10, 2013 7:38 AM CST
I hope Spike Lee has to pay out the a*#, and yes, I know, with that large of a payout, it will probably give him brain damage on the way out!
Nov 10, 2013 6:53 AM CST
this dude needs to go away and never come back!!!!!!