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This now too big stars trying to cover their tracks today after tweeting home addresses that were connected to the shooting death -- Florida teenager came on -- Roseanne Barr and Spike Lee.
Both tweeting it addresses that they believed would hold of George Zimmermann -- -- he accused in this case.
It dresses went out to hundreds of thousands of their followers -- -- together they have about 350000.
Followers Rosanne now saying quote.
I should not have said what I said regarding -- government I do appreciate the people who confronted and corrected me I was indeed over the line.
While the address -- by police sent out actually belongs to an elderly couple with no link.
To this case we later pleaded quote I deeply apologize to -- McLane family or re tweeting their address it was a mistake.
Please leave the McClain is in peace justice.
Says spike Leon -- the -- attorney says that -- had called them personally and apologized and has agreed to compensate them.
And in fact the family said that he was very apologetic and very nice -- On the -- and it sounds like they have forgiven him we'll see where -- joined now by Eric Schwartz Reich was a criminal defense attorney in Florida Eric welcome good to have you here.
Thank you Martha good morning -- that there have been so many emotions as surrounding this case but but to have you know these two.
Passing along the addresses that they believed would have basically sent.
Mobs to these addresses to it to -- at you know at the very least protest -- at the very worst hurt the people who live there what are the ramifications of those actions.
You know I suppose it's better to ask for forgiveness than it is out for permission.
The ramifications of these actions can be anywhere from some type of disorderly conduct a breach of the peace.
But even further there is a bounty on -- -- -- head.
And here we have celebrities.
Texting tweeting putting out their -- -- online for people to go to their home there's no arrest warrant.
These citizens can't go out there and arrest them and I can't think of any reason why.
Other to incite violence that they would -- and actually -- these addresses of these people.
Yet is -- anything about these people are both in the public spotlight.
-- gave no doubt had their privacy infringed upon -- times in their lives and it's shocking.
That they would you know how to put -- beaten other families in that position in fact you know let -- president our effort if we can't.
She does not to say that she leaves open the possibility of further tweets apparently.
She says it Zimmerman isn't arrested I will re tweak his address again.
Maybe go to his house myself.
What what is totally wears -- up to there.
I did Roseanne -- needs to route carefully rethink that if someone goes over to the Zimmerman house -- -- Zimmerman -- with house and hurts them harms them.
Kills them she can open herself up to manslaughter -- can open herself up possibly to murder to some type of breach of the peace she's also violated all twitters rules and contract can get sued.
For breach of contract by Twitter for violating our contract by posting someone's address she can be sued if something happens for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
-- -- these are celebrities deep pockets lawyers pay day these celebrities need to be careful I need to be responsible this behavior is irresponsible.
-- and it seems that Spike Lee has made every effort to you know sort of make amends with the McLane family.
Here's what they had to say earlier on -- C block.
We know we have extremists all over.
And you were afraid that someone might see -- Anderson -- -- we'll we'll take care of myself.
Is Spike Lee how has he covered his tracks sufficiently.
Legally in your opinion Barack.
Likely might think that he's done the right thing with Spike Lee did not do the right thing.
Spike Lee to -- There are digital fingerprints that's always up there you can't put it down he thinks he can take it down he issued an apology I understand there's a settlement the family except that.
But if something happens or any harm to them happens in the future as a posting of that address.
-- can find himself liable in the first place he never should have done this people need to be careful the very thing.
But people are fighting for their search for justice is the very thing that they are going to.
To fall for on the stand your ground this that they say this is about vigilante -- what they're inciting vigilante -- He is innocent until proven guilty and -- -- has not been arrested has not been brought to court we are a nation of laws this case needs to be in a courtroom nowhere else not the media in a courtroom Eric Schwartz frank thank you very much -- -- mark that mar.
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