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.”
Don’t Worry, Stacey Dash Still Hates Us Black Folks!
Pigs are not flying and hell has not frozen over…
When Damon Dash announced that he was doing a movie called “Honor Up” with Cam’ron and his cousin, conservative Trump-lover extraordinaire Stacey Dash, the internet exploded. The poster alone, with Dash sporting braids and hoop earrings, was enough to torch Stacey’s mentions reminding the actress of her BET-hating, Obama-shading ways.
Captioned, “This is really happening #HonorUp in theaters February #staytuned,” folks really believed Damon. Even ESPN’s Jemele Hill pulled Stacey’s card…
But it seems as though Damon may be out here spreading #FakeNews. Stacey has put her cousin on blast for using their family ties to promote the film.
However, it’s worth noting that Dash didn’t say she wasn’t in the film … just that she doesn’t have a written contract with Damon or Kanye West production company to use her name or image in advertising. Things that make you go, hmmmm.
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