Couple settle with director Lee after blunder on Twitter

Couple settle with director Lee after blunder on Twitter

An elderly couple have reached a settlement with Spike Lee after the pair said they had to leave their Florida home after the film director helped spread a Twitter posting listing their address as that of the man who shot an unarmed teen.

The couple’s lawyer, Matt Morgan, said Lee called them to apologise for retweeting their address.

Details of the settlement were not disclosed.

Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s and say they have a son named William George Zimmerman, who lived in their Sanford area home in the mid-1990s.

They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26.

The killing sparked widespread protests because Zimmerman was not arrested. He says he acted in self-defence.

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