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Uh Oh: Spike Lee Did 'The Wrong Thing' By Releasing False Info Now Facing Lawsuit

Spike Lee may have to dip in his kickstarter for releasing false address information. In the heat of the George Zimmerman verdict moment, Spike Lee tweeted Zimmermans home address.. But it wasn't. Now he is facing at 1.2 Million lawsuit.

Via New York Daily News

Spike Lee has been cast as a villain in a lawsuit filed by an elderly Florida couple who are accusing the "Oldboy" director of putting their lives in danger with an irresponsible tweet.

In the wake of the Feb. 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, Lee posted what he thought was the address of the accused shooter which he obtained from one of his Twitter followers. The Sanford, Fla., home in question, however, turned out to belong to Elaine and David McClain, who had nothing to do with the crime.

Lee had already reached out and apologized to the McClains before the suit and reached a $10,000 settlement agreement with the couple in March 2012.

But the McClains allege they've continued to receive hate mail, threatening email and an inflated media presence outside their home from people who didn't get the update that Lee's initial tweet pointed to the right address.

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