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Spike Lee settles for retweeting wrong address

Posted by on Mar. 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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 Good - I hope he paid them a buttload of money.

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — An elderly couple has reached a settlement with Spike Lee after the pair said they had to leave their Florida home after the director help spread a Twitter posting listing their address as that of the man who shot an unarmed teen.

The couple's attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday. Morgan says Lee called them to apologize for retweeting their address. Specifics of the settlement weren't disclosed.

Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s and say they have a son named William George Zimmerman, who lived in their Sanford area home in the mid-1990s. They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26.

The killing has touched off widespread protests around the country and expressions of outrage — including from Lee and other celebrities — because Zimmerman was not arrested. The neighborhood watch volunteer has said he acted in self-defense.

"At this point in time, we have come to an agreement with Spike Lee and his attorneys, and at this point, the matter is fully resolved," Morgan said. "Spike has agreed to compensate the McClains for their loss and for the disruption into their lives. He's taken full responsibility."

Lee tweeted late Wednesday: "I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's In Peace."

Morgan added that Lee also called the McClains to apologize personally.

"He was really kind," Elaine McClain said. "And when he called us, you could just tell he really felt bad about it. And it was just a slip, and I just know that he really, really has been concerned."

A production company representative for Lee in New York had no comment.

http://news.yahoo.com/spike-lee-settles-retweeting-wrong-address-202747871.html

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mommajen32
by Platinum Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

What was he thinking? That was absolutely ridiculous, I'm glad that everyone now knows that it's the wrong address and they are getting paid .... 

Lissa0985
by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 9:38 AM
Thank you Mr Lee,

While I disagree with you on many things it's nice to know that you're a good person at heart and that you owned up to this mishap.
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pansyprincess
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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What an idiot.  He put those people in danger.  And even if he knew the right address, he shouldn't be tweeting people's addresses!!  I hope that zimmerman gets his due, but not by vigilante justice, by the court system.

rocketracer
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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He should have added to his apology tweet that what he did was irresponsible and he should have never invaded a person's privacy in the first place.  

owl0210
by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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I'm shocked that he would do this because he seemed like an intelligent man. SMFH
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tiffyhamm
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 10:06 AM


Quoting mommajen32:

What was he thinking? That was absolutely ridiculous, I'm glad that everyone now knows that it's the wrong address and they are getting paid .... 

yup. 

jewels5525
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 10:22 AM


Quoting mommajen32:

What was he thinking? That was absolutely ridiculous, I'm glad that everyone now knows that it's the wrong address and they are getting paid .... 

He isn't exactly known for keeping calm and quiet and reasonable with racial issues.

I hope he sees from this experience though that being so quick to jump off can do harm to innocent people.

For such a smart man, he made a stupid move.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Mar. 30, 2012 at 10:24 AM

 I'm happy to see he made it right.

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Mar. 30, 2012 at 10:32 AM

 Agree.

Quoting owl0210:

I'm shocked that he would do this because he seemed like an intelligent man. SMFH

 

mamaof3nj
by Member on Mar. 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM

He should have NEVER posted an address to begin with. 

What a jerk! 

I like Spike Lee too-but wow. 

Crazy! 

Just like one girl that looked like Casey Anthony was getting DEATH threats! 

That is scary shit. 

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