Spike Lee Sorry for Tweeting Wrong 'Zimmerman' Address
Family had to move into motel after Lee's error
Spike Lee is doing the right thing — he's apologizing.
The legendary film director apologized to the McClain family after re-tweeting their address believing it was the address of George Zimmerman, who murdered unarmed 17-year-old teenager, Trayvon Martin. Lee has 250,000 followers and hundreds of people descended upon the wrong household as a result
"I deeply apologize to the McClain family for retweeting their address," Lee tweeted. "It was a mistake. Please leave the McClain’s in peace. Justice in court.
The couple, David and Elaine McClain, who are 70 and 72, have a son whose last name is Zimmerman and middle name is George. His full name is William George Zimmerman. He lived with the family briefly in 1995, but now lives in another part of Florida. He used his mother and stepfather's address to register a car, get a driver's license and vote when he lived there after college.
The family attorney, Matt Morgan, declined to comment on whether the family will seek damages through a lawsuit. Despite the error, he says the couple is living in fear and fear they won't be able to ever return to normalcy.
"At this point, they've had to move out of their home and their lives have been upended, said Morgan.