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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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46.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

It's the 21st century. Racists come in ALL colors of the rainbow. Yay us? Yay equality? The human race is an embarrassment most of the time. *sigh*

344 days ago
47.

Ray    

spike lee has a 1/4 million followers on twitter now that a story

344 days ago
48.

Nikki    

Just because they are black doesn't mean they are not racist.

344 days ago
49.

ima toole    

Isn't Spkie Lee a racist? Also, isn't George Zimmerman Hispanic?

344 days ago
50.

brian    

Social media can be fun and a great way to keep up with friends. However, it can be a tool of evil. Bullying that has led to some teens suicide & it can be used to rile people up. This easily could have gotten these people harmed or worse. Spike was using a modern tool to spearhead his anger to the point of starting a potential mob that was angry and over reacting. What was hoping for when he gave out the address he thought was the other idiot he was pissed at?

344 days ago
51.

cheeseboot    

He should have never let it come to a lawsuit. He should've have apologized on bended knee while also begging for forgiveness for being WRONG. While he is doing that, his accountant and lawyers should have been drawing up a legal do***ent describing what the HUGE check Spike was about to sign is for!!!!

344 days ago
52.

Nobrows    

Good. Hope they take him to the cleaners. I have never understood his appeal to begin with, but he has an audience and they can be dangerous when encouraged, as he did.

344 days ago
53.

VICKY    

SICK OF HAS BEEN SPIKE ALWAYS FLAPPING HIS LIPS WHEN HIS OPINION IS NO LONGER VALID.ALWAYS A RACIST HE IS A BITTER TROUBLE MONGER WHO IS NOT OFTEN RIGHT.hE WILL LOSE THIS TIME AND SHOULD

344 days ago
54.

GothamGirl    

Spike Lee's a RACIST!! Always has been. Glad he's finally catching it in the A
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344 days ago
55.

barb    

Excellent. This was a hate crime, pure and simple. He should not only be sued, he should also be prosecuted. However, we know that Holder would never let that happen...

344 days ago
56.

tmzisjokes    

It was irresponsible, hope they get paid but God i wish it was Zimm's real address... God!...

344 days ago
57.

Tommy    

Good - sue the crap out of this racist piece of black sh-t. I hate the guy and his bogus films.... Sure wish I was on that jury.

344 days ago
58.

Marvin     

Hope they win BIG MONEY FROM THIS AZZ!!!!

344 days ago
59.

Denver    

Should have been arrested for attempted murder. I hope that couple gets all of what's left of his money.

344 days ago
60.

chaozz    

Hope they get millions

344 days ago
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