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Spike Lee apologizes, settles Zimmerman accusation flap

In an unfunny case of mistaken identity, Spike Lee retweeted to his 250K followers the alleged address of George Zimmerman which urged mob justice, instead it was the mistaken address of Elaine and David McClain — a Florida couple in their 70s who say they have a son named William George Zimmerman. Since then they have been the target of hate mail and a barrage of reporters.

I pointed out this faux pas previously, but now Lee has seen the error of his ways and is doing the magnanimous thing (with the help of the McClain’s lawyer). see more…