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In an episode of when tweeting goes wrong, Spike Lee recklessly retweeted an address of an elderly couple who he believed was the home of George Zimmerman.

Elaine and David McClain, the elderly couple fled their home after threats poured into theirFlorida home. 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.

Spike Lee backed tracked by tweeting: “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain’s In Peace.”

The couple’s attorney, Matt Morgan, announced that a settlement has been made and Lee is will pay for the costs of their “inconvenience.” Specifics of the settlement weren’t disclosed and he has taken full responsibility. In addition Spike Lee called the couple to apologize for retweeting their address.

Elaine told the AP that director “was really kind” in their chat.

“When he called us, you could just tell he really felt bad about it,” she said. “And it was just a slip, and I just know that he really, really has been concerned.”


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