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FL couple whose address Spike Lee wrongly advertised as George Zimmerman’s sue

by LU Staff   
 

Elaine and McClainIt is still unclear what filmmaker Spike Lee hoped to accomplish by retweeting what he believed to be the Sanford, Fla., address of George Zimmerman, the man implicated in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Whether Lee’s plan was to incite vigilante justice on Zimmerman, he succeeded in making life a living hell for the hapless elderly couple who actually resided at the address he published. And now they are suing him, The Smoking Gun writes.

David and Elaine McClain have filed a negligence lawsuit, claiming that Lee’s mistake resulted in a flood of death threats directed at them. The original source of the misinformation that Lee tweeted to his 240,000 followers was a California man who sent the purported Zimmerman address to Lee and other celebrities, urging them to repost it.

After Lee took the bait, the McClains, who are in their 70’s, said “they feared for their lives in light of Twitter and Facebook messages directing individuals to go to their Edgewater Circle home and seek to harm Zimmerman.”

Elaine McClain told The Smoking Gun last March:


We’re keeping everything locked. Maybe we should get a lawyer and send a cease and desist letter to Spike Lee.

Soon after the blunder became known, Lee contacted the McClains and apologized. He also quickly entered into a $10,000 settlement agreement with the couple.

The McClains now maintain that “prior to, during, and after” Zimmerman’s murder trial — which ended in acquittal this past July —their address was “massively circulated among social networking sites.”

In the suit, filed in Florida Circuit Court, the couple accuses Lee of “encouraging a dangerous mob mentality among his Twitter followers, as well as the public-at-large.” The pair claim to have suffered “injuries and damages” subsequent to the March 29, 2012 settlement struck with Lee.

The complaint does not specify monetary damages, but a court filing by Lee’s attorney notes that the McClains’ counsel has valued the lawsuit at $1.2 million. Sadly, Lee, whose net worth is estimated at $40 million, can afford it.

http://libertyunyielding.com/2013/11/09/fl-couple-whose-address-spike-lee-wrongly-advertised-as-george-zimmermans-sue/#more-28618


« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 06:36:47 AM by rangerrebew »
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

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There you go.

Sue early, sue often, sue constantly.

Take as much money as you can away from libtards...


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Good.  I hope they get a quick settlement offer with seven figures.

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They are fortunate to still be alive.

In a litigious society with so many ridiculous and false lawsuits, this one is as deserved as any.

GO FOR IT.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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They are fortunate to still be alive.

In a litigious society with so many ridiculous and false lawsuits, this one is as deserved as any.

GO FOR IT.

They ought to bring in Al Sharptongue and J$ss$ J$cks$n as co-defendants for making their life unsafe with their allegations,  false statements, and fomenting racial unrest :chairbang:.
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago

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go after the twits at twitter as well
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