Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spike Lee Apologizes, Pays Off Terrorized Couple

Spike Lee has reached an agreement with the Florida couple forced to flee their home after the film director retweeted their home address and they fled to a hotel to avoid problems associated with the shooting of Trayvon Martin, it was announced Thursday.

Elaine and David McClain, in their 70s, left their Sanford, Fla., home after their address was tweeted by a man who thought he had found the home of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old who shot Martin, 17. Lee then retweeted the McClains’ address to his followers on Twitter.

The McClains have a son, William George Zimmerman, who is not related to the George Zimmerman who shot Martin and whose arrest is being sought by Martin’s family and civil rights supporters. “The McClains’ claim is fully resolved,” Matt Morgan, their attorney, said in an email. “Mr. Lee personally called them to give a very heartfelt apology. Further, he agreed to compensate them for their loss and the disruption to their lives.
 Maybe he'll think a little harder before he jumps on the demonization bandwagon next time.  On the other hand, that's one way to get the 1%er's money back into circulation...

Why hasn't Obama called the Zimmermans?

UPDATE: Rosanne Barr retweeted the "correct" Zimmerman's parents address in violation of the Twitters terms of service.:
“You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.”
 I hope she too settles for a substantial sum...

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