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Elderly Couple Sues Spike Lee Over Angry Zimmerman Tweet



An elderly couple has filed a lawsuit against director Spike Lee for retweeting their home address following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

In the wake of the teen’s death, the famous director angrily retweeted to nearly 240,000 followers what he thought was the home address of George Zimmerman, the man who was eventually acquitted of the 17-year-old’s death. Unfortunately, the address was that of a married couple in Florida who had zilch to do with the case.

Elaine and David McClain, the homeowners, claim that after Lee’s tweet, they faced death threats and threatening emails. “He definitely owes a big apology. All this is really scary and it’s a shame. There’s no reason they put our address out there without checking to see who lived there,” Elaine McClain told WKMG TV in Orlando.

According to the suit, the McClain’s were forced to relocate after fearing for their lives.

Back in March of 2012 Lee apologized to the couple and reached a $10,000 settlement agreement, but it just wasn’t enough. The couple, who filed the lawsuit last week at Florida Circuit Court, are reportedly seeking at least $15,000 in damages.

In a new episode of Oprah’s Last Chapter, Lee addressed the incident and apologized for his actions. “I did a stupid thing. I don’t know what my intention was,” Lee said. “There’s nothing I can say that can defend what I did. Stupid. S-t-o-o-p-i-d.”




Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”



It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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