Trayvon Martin: Spike Lee in Talks With Couple Forced to Flee Home

Michael Muskal, Chicago Tribune, March 28, 2012

Spike Lee, the noted film director and civil rights activist, is in talks to resolve complaints from a Florida couple who say they were forced from their home when he retweeted their address to his Twitter followers as part of the ongoing furor surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Elaine and David McClain, in their 70s, left their Sanford, Fla., home after their address was tweeted by a man who thought he had found the home of George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old who shot Martin, 17.

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The McClains happen to have a son named William George Zimmerman who lived there in 1995. Their son is not related to the George Zimmerman who shot Martin.

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The McClains unwittingly found themselves caught up in the fury—and have hired an attorney.

“At this point, we are officially in talks with Spike Lee’s camp. They have expressed the desire to settle this in a good faith manner,” the McClains’ attorney, Matt Morgan, said in a telephone interview Thursday morning.

Lee has apologized for his action. On Wednesday night, he tweeted: “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain’s In Peace. Justice In Court.”

Morgan said his clients “have very reasonable demands and I believe Spike Lee will meet them.”

But the incident goes beyond a case of mistaken identity, Morgan said. The McClains are hoping to use the dispute as a way of showing that different races can settle at least some of their problems even amid the rancor of the Trayvon Martin shooting, which has roiled racial tensions in Sanford and across the country.

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  • Oil Can Harry

    The full text of Spike Lee’s apology:

    “I deeply apologize to the McClain family for nearly getting them killed. You see, I was merely trying to get George Zimmerman and his family assassinated.”

    • No

      More like,  “I deeply pologize to da white fambly fo nealy gettin em kilt.”

  • The very minute Lee made his 1st tweet, he should have been arrested for conspiracy to commit murder.

  • No

    Looks like Spike got a little rusty.   Leave it to a black to get the address wrong of the person he’s trying to spike.

  • This is the most attention anybody’s paid Spike Lee in at least 10 years. Go make another Katrina documentary that NOBODY will watch, Spike.

    Or how about something about Trayskittles?
    “Taste the Rainbow Coalition: A Struggle For Justice.”

    Or better yet, just go die. Oh, and the Knicks still suck.

     

  • Who cares, sue that POS Spike Lee. If it had been the other way this race-baiter, along with Mo Dees would waste no time suing someone who did the same thing

    • I forgot to add, this dufus Lee only apologised because he was afraid of litigation…..sue him!! It’s time to send clowns like him a “message”.

  • razorrare

    The McClains are hoping to use the dispute as a way of showing that different races can settle at least some of their problems even amid the rancor of the Trayvon Martin shooting, which has roiled racial tensions in Sanford and across the country.

    Oh great..The MSM has found their “Poster Boy” thats going to “heal the racial wounds”…much like we seen in the Reginald Denny Poster Boy fiasco.Over 50 people were killed in the rioting that ensued,some permanently physically disabled and one left in a total vegetative state for the rest of his life.The MSM never bothered to print all the victims names nor to ask how they felt about losing loved ones caused by racist rioting blacks.No trotting them out on the talk show circuits like Phil Donahue or Geraldo Riviera and others..nope..no national headline news stories for them.. Just poster boy Reginald Denney.While attending his attackers trial,Denny hugged his attackers black mothers and told them he understood why they bashed his head in with a brick and wished for leniency for his attackers to the judge….you know what..i’m done commenting for awhile..i’ll let cooler heads prevail.

  • razorrare

    The McClains are hoping to use the dispute as a way of showing that different races can settle at least some of their problems even amid the rancor of the Trayvon Martin shooting, which has roiled racial tensions in Sanford and across the country.

    Oh great..The MSM has found their “Poster Boy” thats going to “heal the racial wounds”…much like we seen in the Reginald Denny Poster Boy fiasco.Over 50 people were killed in the rioting that ensued,some permanently physically disabled and one left in a total vegetative state for the rest of his life.The MSM never bothered to print all the victims names nor to ask how they felt about losing loved ones caused by racist rioting blacks.No trotting them out on the talk show circuits like Phil Donahue or Geraldo Riviera and others..nope..no national headline news stories for them.. Just poster boy Reginald Denney.While attending his attackers trial,Denny hugged his attackers black mothers and told them he understood why they bashed his head in with a brick and wished for leniency for his attackers to the judge….you know what..i’m done commenting for awhile..i’ll let cooler heads prevail.

  • tickyul

    Why did he tweet ANY address….especially one that he THOUGHT was at the center of this whole mess????

    Answer, he wanted to see some mob “justice” in action.

  • haroldcrews

    Negligent or reckless infliction of emotional distress for one

  • Morgan and Morgan, the attorneys that represented the McClains are no My Cousin Vinny law firm.  The McClains wanted to settle fast and not endure the pressure of an extended law suit.  If my guess is right, Mr. Spike Lee had a hurtin put on him.  And I am sure that his counsel told him as much but that it could be much worse so shut up dummy, sign and make a public apology so we can spin you into the good guy in all of this.  Terms of the agreement are confidential of course.

  • On a lighter side-TM jokes:

    Q: How do you defend a guilty criminal negro in court?

    A: Use any random picture of any 12 year old black boy and tell the judge it’s him, they all look alike. 

    ———————————
    Q: What’s the difference between Trayvon Martin and a family-size bag of Skittles?

    A: The bag of skittles can feed a black family of four.

    —————————————————————–
    Q. What do you call Trayvon Martin in a suit?

    A. Dearly departed

    ———————————————
    What is the difference between Trayvon and George Zimmerman?

    One smokes dope, the other smokes dopes.

    ——————————————————————-

    How do you know Trayvon is lying?

    Well, he just lies there.

    ———————————————————————————-

    What’s the difference between Trayvon Martin and a pizza?

    The pizza didn’t get its ass kicked by a “white Hispanic.”

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    What do Trayvon and Obama have in common?

    Their school records are sealed.

  • gemjunior

    So gross.  Are there any normal Whites in this world.   I was hoping that since they were elderly they would have some experience  this.  Apparently not.

  • Kurt Plummer

    It was a mistake not to use this as an opportunity to make it clear that blacks do not comprehend ‘justice in court’ unless they have their faces rubbed in a felony charge of enabled murder for hire (that’s right, as soon as the NBP put up the bounty, _anyone_ who provides locational data on Zimmerman is abbeting the implied act and being a rich film maker is no excuse).

    Negotiating with the enemy in control of BRA is negotiating your surrender to their ‘point of view’.  That it is -ever- ‘okay’ to functionally enable an assassination attempt.

    We are not our government, we don’t engage in, nor attempt to legitimize ‘unacknowledged’ murder of anyone, foreign power or otherwise, whom we are not willing to declare open war upon.

    But the blacks are.  And they seek to raise that level of hysteria to the vox populi understanding of everyone.  That it is okay to be thugs.

  • Shawn_thefemale

     Nor do they hyphenate the plural last name.

  • Shawn_thefemale

    Spike’s original intent to tweet the address – period – is as disgusting as typing in the wrong address. Aside from showing a distinct lack of research, it shows absolute, unabridged  malicious intent, with no regard for innocent family members. Wonder how you’d like it in reverse, Spike “In the Top Ten  Biggest Racists on the Planet” Lee?

    Spike could settle this with me for a couple million.

  • Leave it up to blacks to think there’s ONLY ONE George Zimmerman in the whole state of Florida. *shaking my head