Director Spike Lee faces a serious lawsuit valued at $1.2 million dollars, according to reports over an angry tweet disclosing an elderly couples address whom he thogut was George Zimmerman. Lee sent the information regarding their address to his Twitter followers in wake of Trayvon Martin shooting.
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.
“My youngest son, his last name is Zimmerman and his middle name is George,” Elaine McClain told Orlando’s WKMG TV.