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Couple settle with Lee over blunder

An elderly couple have reached a settlement with Spike Lee after the pair said they had to leave their Florida home after the film director helped spread a Twitter posting listing their address as that of the man who shot an unarmed teenager.

Elaine and David McClain are in their seventies and say they have a son named William George Zimmerman, who lived in their Sanford area home in the mid-1990s.

They say he is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26.

The killing sparked widespread protests because Zimmerman was not arrested. He says he acted in self-defence.

The couple's lawyer, Matt Morgan, said Lee called them to apologise for retweeting their address. Details of the settlement were not disclosed.


From Belfast Telegraph