Spike Lee apologizes to Florida couple

Director Spike Lee has reached an undisclosed settlement with the McClains — a Florida couple — after he recently tweeted their address. Lee thought the address belonged to George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who claims he killed teenager Trayvon Martin last month in self defense. It was the wrong address, but the tweet quickly made its way around and the McClains received threatening letters and were subjected to reporters showing up at their door. Lee has since tweeted his regret writing, “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake.Please Leave The McClain’s [sic] in Peace. Justice In Court.”

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  1. Haylie Langwald • March 31, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

    He’s an idiot promoting vigilante justice.

  2. duh • March 31, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

    vigilante justice against a failed vigilante.

  3. Colin Fox • March 31, 2012 @ 4:11 PM

    Lee should be prosecuted
    Instead of being able to buy off the McLaines.

  4. Bender • April 1, 2012 @ 12:50 AM

    Stupid Sh*t disturber should be put in jail.

    He endangered peoples lives.


  5. Jay • April 2, 2012 @ 7:30 AM

    Everyone who has spoken here are complete idiots with big mouths. Tweeting the Address of a killer shouldn’t be illegal. Rapist photo’s are posted all over neighborhoods with address, where’s your bleeding heart for them. Spike’s only mistake is tweeting the wrong address. Since when are neighborhood watch allowed to carry guns around their hoods. The family claims Self Defense?! Was a gun or knife ever recovered? If not then how can the claim Justification when none exist. Spike Lee is not Inciting Violence, he Educates and people choose what to do with that information. There are people coming forward saying there was a kid screaming and after the single shot the screaming stops. This sounds like Murder to me.

    Ps. All Americans are f***ed. Way too many Guns!
    Go back to a Good fist fight you Cowards!

  6. steve c. • April 2, 2012 @ 11:57 PM

    sorry jay, but i have to strongly disagree with you. he totally put a family in danger over posting a wrong address for his black panther cronies to pay a visit. that was a conscious choice to say “guess who lives here, and do what you want”. that is, as the law says, an “accomplice” to anything that may have happenned. imagine if they shot up that house and killed innocent people due to his “oops,my error,my bad” tweet. he would be guilty, no doubt about it. thats just a fact. on a personal level,laws aside,i still think it’s despicable to do, ESPECIALLY given the fact he didnt error-check first, and he himself put innocents in mortal danger. it was just a bad move,in poor taste,in general. leave justice to the cops, and stick to making shitty movies. just my .02

  7. Tanja • April 3, 2012 @ 6:22 AM

    Tweeting someone’s address to incite should be illegal. He is not a law enforement officer or evenin the legal field. He’s a big mouth with an internet connection. He is aware his followers probalem are like minded so instead of actually getting proper information he just assumed – they are gun nuts in America and what if someone decided to shoot that innocent couple because of Spikes tweet? I don’t think sorry would cut it

  8. Kay • April 5, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

    Thank you Jay all these people are talking out of their backside.

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