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Spike Lee Sued

You Did NOT Do the Right Thing

In George Zimmerman Case

11/11/2013 6:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Spike Lee was so blinded by rage over George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin ... he tweeted the address of an elderly couple, believing it was Zimmerman's ... and they claim Spike put their lives in grave danger.

David and Elaine McClain claim in a new lawsuit Lee was so filled with hate he got the wrong address and carelessly threw it up online ... just days after the shooting.

In the lawsuit ... the McClains say they received numerous death threats and hate mail ... and feared for their lives as their address was re-Tweeted countless times.

The McClains say Lee's Tweet of their address encouraged "a dangerous mob mentality."  Now they want a lot more for their troubles and grief.

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Mary P    

Pay up jerk. You did something stupid and they had to have security and had to leave their home to spare their lives. You were stupid, irresponsible and hateful.

354 days ago
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The Zombie    

Spike Lee is an idiot and a racist. Always has been, always will be.

354 days ago
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Quinn    

Good. Because Spike Lee is a major Arsehat for doing that. He figured the animals who read his tweets would attack. He should have to pay.

354 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

he posted it in hopes someone would go to the house and do something.there is no other reason in him doing so.

354 days ago
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ticallion    

The 1st Amendment should protect him unless he explicitly instructed people to attack someone. Then again, we do live in America.

354 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

He such a fashion icon for tortoises.

354 days ago
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ticallion    

Exactly what common or statutory law did Spike Lee violate? George Zimmerman wouldn't have had grounds for a lawsuit by virtue of the 1st Amendment and neither do these people. There's no crime in making a mistake.

354 days ago
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BW    

He's as dumb as he is ugly
and boy is he one ugly mofo.

354 days ago
9.

Canadasux    

Is Spike Lee even relevant anymore?

354 days ago
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nate    

Spike Lee is one of the more vile racists alive today. Hope he has to cough up millions.

354 days ago
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Liz    

He should be charged with attempted murder! His goal by disclosing the address was to get them killed - in my opinion! POS!

354 days ago
12.

Mikey    

Think McFly, Think!

354 days ago
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deb    

Spike Lee is a horses ding and a racist. Hope they get all of his money

354 days ago
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Maggie    

He should pay big time! What an irresponsible thing to do. Even if he would have given the correct address he was trying to create a "lynch mob". Innocent people and their property could have been damaged along with his target

354 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

But he is a minority. If only he was gay then he could sue them for being Homophobic and causing him to make a mistake.

354 days ago
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