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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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kungfoohustle    

I thought he'd already payed these people. Also, he wasn't the author of the original tweet. He re-tweeted someone else. Shouldn't they be suing the author of the original tweet?

242 days ago
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Wino    

Where's Gloria Allred when you need her?

242 days ago
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Dan    

If Spike should be charged, then so should TMZ for allowing a reporter to go on air and advocate the murder (I believe her words were mob justice) of George Zimmerman

242 days ago
94.

Areader    

According to his interview with Oprah on OWN Spike settled out of court with David and Elaine McClain.

242 days ago
95.

Brian    

I hope they get millions. Spike Lee is just a hater. If you're going to tweet an address you better be sure it's the right one. If someone attacked them and they died that should count as a charge of murder against Spike Lee.

242 days ago
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My words     

It's common knowledge that Spike Lee hates white people. Without getting the facts right he put an elderly couple lives in danger. Thinking with a mob mentality is wrong and reckless. Using social media in such a fashion is modern day lynching. He must be held accountible for his actions.

242 days ago
97.

Lydia    

Pay up, Spike. Pay UP !!!

242 days ago
98.

Sips    

Hope they get paid tons maybe he will give up his floor seats little guy needs to shut his mouth

242 days ago
99.

Pippa Longy    

Knee-jerk man

242 days ago
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pgh15208    

Its one thing to dislike spike, but the racist names, c'mon man, not needed!

242 days ago
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Ignorant: uniformed
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He was ignorant to the identity of the residents living at the address he tweeted.
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He attempted to incite a riot to exact street justice.

242 days ago
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Twenty five years ago, Paul Deen uses the N-word & loses endorsements & multiple product lines.
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Spike Lee tweets an address of an elderly couple to exact street justice on them = He does not lose his endorsement deals from studios & production companies.

242 days ago
103.

bunnies    

Who?

242 days ago
104.

Sammie    

I hope they walk away with everything Spike Lee's got. What an AH! Those poor old people.

242 days ago
105.

Randy    

He should have been arrested, plain and simple. The only reason he wasn't, and I'm guessing here based on his previous ******** behaviour, was that his lawyers and publicity team got to him fast after he did this and explained to him what he did and the ramifications it could cause, and then as soon as he pulled his racist head out of his ass, he couldn't write a cheque fast enough, and then only because his people (lawyers, et al) made him write the cheque.Otherwise , he would continue living his hate for white people life thinking he did nothing wrong, making movies that have been irrelevant for decades.Been wanting to say that since I first heard what he did.

242 days ago
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