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
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.