A couple in Sanford, Fla. has sued director Spike Lee for mistakenly tweeting their home address as George Zimmerman’s during the height of the investigation of the death of Trayvon Martin. Lee sent the tweet to his 240,000 followers in February 2012.Do you think Spike Lee is aware that he was possibly helping to facilitate a murder? What do you think would have happened if he had publicized the right address? Would he have realized his contribution in the event that a fire bomb was thrown?
Even though Lee apologized over Twitter and settled, the lawsuit contends that Elaine and David McClain have continued to be the victims of harassment and hate mail, which forced them to temporarily move out. The elderly couple is seeking more than $15,000 for “substantial injury,” and reserves the right to seek punitive damages as well.
I understand that he's embarrassed to have put innocent people through this unwarranted harassment, but would he have been ok with it if he had only gotten the address right?