Recently, Spike Lee retweeted what he thought was the home address of accused Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman. It turned out he was mistaken: the address belonged to an elderly couple unrelated to Zimmerman.
"I deeply apologize to the McClain family for retweeting their address," Lee tweeted. "It was a mistake. Please leave the McClain’s in peace. Justice in court."
The situation began when Spike Lee retweeted a post on Twitter that he believed contained the home address of George Zimmerman, the man at the center of the investigation into the killing of Trayvon Martin in February. The posted address actually belonged to David and Elaine McClain, an elderly couple from Sanford, FL.
It has been reported that the couple had to leave their home and relocate to a hotel after becoming the recipients of much unwanted media attention as well as threats and hate mail. The confusion seems to stem from the fact the woman's son is named William George Zimmerman and he lived briefly at the address in 1995.