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Lee wants tweet lawsuit dismissed

Director Spike Lee is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Florida couple who say he mistakenly retweeted their address as the home of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Lee's attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Elaine and David McClain. Lee's attorneys argue the lawsuit should be dismissed since the couple reached a 10,000 dollar settlement with Lee last year.

The McClains say Lee tweeted their address instead of the one that belonged to Zimmerman, who was acquitted last summer after a sensational trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teen.

The McClains say they received death threats and had to temporarily move out of their home. Lee's attorneys say the couple is seeking 1.2 million dollars.

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