Spike Lee tweets wrong address of Zimmerman,apologizes later

Spike Lee tweets wrong address of Zimmerman,apologizes later

Sanford : FL : USA | Mar 28, 2012 at 9:29 PM PDT
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Filmmaker Spike Lee is under fire for retweeting to his 250,000 followers, the address said belong to George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb.26 .

The matter get even worst when property records and an enterprising Washington Times reporter have both confirmed that the address Lee shared doesn’t even belong to Zimmerman .

The address actually belongs to an elderly couple David McClain, 72, and his wife Elaine McClain, 70 who have lived there for nearly a decade. Now they are living in a hotel and said they are concerned for their safety.

Due to the wrong twitter ,a TV reporter knocked on their door looking for “George” and mail of a threatening nature has been sent to them.

They said they have a son named William George Zimmerman who lived in their Sanford-area home in the mid-1990s.They have no relation with Zimmerman who killed Trayvon Martin.

The original tweetposted Friday by Marcus Davonne Higgins, a 33-year-old from Los Angeles, an account with the twitter handle @MACCAPONE, The Smoking Gun Reported.Lee retweeted the erroneous information to his 240,000-plus followers.

On Wednesday night,Lee has apologized to the Florida couple.Lee’s twitter apology: "I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Addres. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's In Peace. Justice In Court."

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