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Movie director Spike Lee is today saying he's sorry the famous filmmaker posted to Twitter the address of an elderly couple that he thought.
With the -- George Zimmermann the Florida neighborhood -- man accused of shooting a black teenager to death.
And you can imagine the couple Elaine and David McLane are living in your.
Death threat had been pouring in since the teenager -- on Martin was killed last month.
-- the tree Gallagher if -- -- more on this story what else stressed.
You know the original tweet -- was actually sent by a man here in Los Angeles of that wrong address and then Spike -- you reach we did the wrong address of course Spike Lee has 250000.
Followers -- -- had a big impact.
That wrong address.
Is several miles away from portray bond -- was actually shot.
And the mistake happened because a -- Maclean has a son whose name is William George Zimmerman who lived with her back in the 1990s.
And now as you might imagine in the planes have been her -- nonstop listen to them.
We know we have extremists all over.
And it's very afraid that someone might see the other -- he -- well we'll take care of myself.
And then there's.
About it home.
They're all works quite excited.
-- Spike -- says he's sorry issuing this tweet saying and I'm quoting here I deeply apologize to the McLane family for re tweeting.
Their address it was a mistake.
Please leave the McClain is in peace and by saying justice in court.
But much of the damage is already done the elderly couple has moved out of their house and into a hotel.
And they have hired a very well known Orlando law firm there's no word.
If they plan legal action the here's the deal Spike Lee actually violated twitters policy by re tweeting that address so there's a chance that he is.
Twitter account might be taken down as well -- Twitter also has not responded to this.
Our trip molecular health is in store for likely let's bring in attorney Greg GM for -- -- to talk about that.
-- -- Being here how much trouble is likely end legally using quite a bit of trouble.
And frankly I think losing his Twitter account is going to be the least of his problems.
And so what sort of charges can keep faith for at erroneously tweeting this address I don't think he really.
Faces criminal charges.
But under the circumstances.
Is absolute here.
I think this is the kinda case -- lawyer's dream about imagine it the McLean's where you're parents.
Imagine how emotionally.
Damaging their it's -- I mean you're talking about a situation.
This is a group and this is not to weigh in against George Zimmerman or wars George Zimmerman.
This is a situation where I mean on Friday you've got demonstrators.
On behalf of of trade on -- Who the -- North Miami Dade the North Miami Beach students.
Actually charged into a Walgreens.
End -- look at this is the kind of situation and extremists that the -- have to be worried about.
So so Greg what ended up likely hadn't treated the wrong address that he'd gotten it right okay that -- actually tweeted out.
George Zimmerman accurate address that a crime.
I don't think necessarily.
It's a crime per say.
But I would even argue given what may end up or reasonably expect to happen to George Zimmerman under those circumstances.
He might even be legally responsible to George Zimmerman.
Look I understand he wants to take a stand -- and have a position and be involved in this situation obviously.
But I think under the circumstances.
He'd even he would admit that he made a mistake.
Now is a -- -- -- -- here for all of us basically in social media and that is.
-- we all just go around tweeting whatever we want or are there are laws here.
Well the fact is.
That Spike Lee is a celebrity and he's really should -- you really is held to a higher standard release should be held to a higher standard under these circumstances.
So I think and frankly.
As far as lawyers -- he's considered a deep pocket so that's a situation that exists here and it's going to be.
He's going to at least.
A minimum he's gonna have to buy these people would know -- is.
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