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Spike Lee Sued Over Tweets About Trayvon Martin’s Killer

Spike Lee Sued Over Tweets About Trayvon Martin's Killer

Spike Lee has been named in a negligence lawsuit regarding alleged Twitter posts about George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin in Florida on February 26, 2012, The Smoking Gun reports.

An elderly couple has filed the lawsuit against the director alleging that he tweeted the couple’s address, identifying it as the home of Martin’s killer. As a result, the couple said they received death threats.

In court documents attained by TSG, the couple, Elaine and David McClain, are asking for “in excess” of $15,000.

“While defendant intended to post the home address of George Zimmerman, he actually posted the address of plaintiffs Elaine McClain and David McClain,” the complaint reads.

According to TSG, the couple originally reached a settlement with Lee in March 2012, but retweets of the director’s original message continued to cause them problems.

In the couple’s lawsuit, the McClains accuse Lee of “encouraging a dangerous mob mentality among his Twitter followers, as well as the public-at-large.”

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jon siegal

Too bad that elderly couple didn't get killed. Spike would have been up on Murder charges. What a dumb arse. He's a Race Bater, Hater like Sharpton and Jackson. Never mind that the doshe bag he was defending was a low life, juvenile Delinquent.
Yep…Spike showed his arse again. What a loser.


You guys reposted the address too!!! What are you thinking??


So IndieWire reposts the address as well ? That helps.


I like spike. I always have. Sure, his films have been hit-or-miss but I believe he is a good guy. Fact is, this was a simple mistake and he should be held responsible. Maybe a new kickstarter could help.


Spike Lee is such an idiot.

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