Legendary film maker Spike Lee after tweeting an address he thought belonged to George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in February 2012.
Lee is being sued over a tweet posted via Twitter many months ago…However, the famous director disclosed some vital and personal information that could have harmed an elderly couple residing in Florida.
Lee tweeted out an address to his 240,000 followers. The address was supposedly Zimmerman’s.
Not long after the shooting took place, Lee tweeted what he thought was the Florida address of Zimmerman, saying: “I don’t give a fuck what you think kill that Bitch. HERE GO HIS ADDRESS, LET THE HUNGER GAMES BEGIN.”
Little did Lee know, the address actually belonged to Davis and Elaine McClain, two great-grandparents in their late 70′s, whom had absolutely no ties to George Zimmerman.
After Lee’s tweet went viral and reached over 100 retweets, the McClain’s began receiving deαth threats and are still getting calls to their home today. The most recent retweet of the eight month old statement was November 11 2013.
Elaine, 72, stated in the filed lawsuit that Lee’s tweet encouraged “a dangerous mob mentality” and the tweet was intended to aid Zimmerman haters to storm the home and harm Zimmerman.
Lee apologized to the McClain’s and rewarded the distraught couple with $10,000 in March. But the old head and her husband are seeking to dance with Lee in court again due to the continuing threats.
Damn Spike, next time get the address right!