Elderly Couple Harassed By Spike Lee Lawyer Up
Good job to Spike Lee who idiotically tweeted out an address he thought was George Zimmerman’s, but was in fact the wrong address. He has not apologized for doing so, even after being notified that his actions caused an elderly couple to have to move out of their home for fear of harassment or worse.
Thankfully, the couple isn’t taking this sitting down, and have retained a lawyer:
“At this point, they have retained us to protect their interests” and their safety, attorney Matt Morgan said of Elaine and David McClain, an elderly Sanford-area couple in their 70s.
Spike Lee doesn’t care that he put these poor people in harm’s way – we have a race war to incite and Obama to re-elect!
After Lee’s retweet, the couple’s other son says, the McClains have been forced to flee their home and live in a hotel given the rapidly spreading threats of violence against the real Zimmerman.
“At this point, they’ve had to move out of their home and their lives have been upended,” Morgan said.
Morgan declined Wednesday to discuss any possible future litigation on the couple’s behalf. Lee, who has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter, has since deleted his tweet.
“The first thing they’re hoping for is an apology and a retraction by Spike Lee,” Morgan said, adding that the couple hope their story can help “heal the divide between the white and black community.”
More details at the Smoking Gun website:
The residence on Edgewater Circle is actually the home of David McClain, 72, and his wife Elaine, 70. The McClains, both of whom work for the Seminole County school system, have lived in the 1310-square-foot lakefront home for about a decade, records show.
In an interview tonight, Elaine McClain told TSG that she and her husband were “afraid” due to the online linking of her address to Zimmerman. “We’re keeping everything locked,” she said. McClain added that the couple was particularly unnerved by a letter mailed to them at their home. On the envelope, she said, were printed the words “Taste The Rainbow,” the slogan for Skittles. Martin was carrying a pack of Skittles and a can of ice tea when he was gunned down by Zimmerman.
McClain said her husband returned the envelope unopened to the post office.
I hope they nail Spike Lee to the wall for his irresponsible actions.
Did I call it, or what?
.@SpikeLee would you be so kind as to tweet your address so that we can send you a restraining order, a lawsuit, and a hotel bill?
— el SOOPer (@SooperMexican) March 28, 2012
BWHAHA!!! RT @SpikeLee: I Deeply Apologize To McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address.It Was A Mistake.Please Leave McClain’s In Peace
— el SOOPer (@SooperMexican) March 29, 2012