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steelers#1fan
03-30-2012, 05:47 PM
This guy is a scumbag...First Class!



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SANFORD, Fla. (AP) An elderly couple has reached a settlement with Spike Lee after the pair said they had to leave their Florida home after the director help spread a Twitter posting listing their address as that of the man who shot an unarmed teen.
The couple's attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday. Morgan says Lee called them to apologize for retweeting their address. Specifics of the settlement weren't disclosed.
Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s 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 Feb. 26.
The killing has touched off widespread protests around the country and expressions of outrage including from Lee and other celebrities because Zimmerman was not arrested. The neighborhood watch volunteer has said he acted in self-defense.



"At this point in time, we have come to an agreement with Spike Lee and his attorneys, and at this point, the matter is fully resolved," Morgan said. "Spike has agreed to compensate the McClains for their loss and for the disruption into their lives. He's taken full responsibility."
[Related: Geraldo Rivera finds the "real" culprit (http://yhoo.it/GKhwfR)]
Lee tweeted late Wednesday: "I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's In Peace."
Morgan added that Lee also called the McClains to apologize personally.
"He was really kind," Elaine McClain said. "And when he called us, you could just tell he really felt bad about it. And it was just a slip, and I just know that he really, really has been concerned."
A production company representative for Lee in New York had no comment.

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Wickabee
03-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Yes he is, but if the McClain's are satisfied, so am I. He wronged them, not me or you. If they say it's over, it's over.


Do The Right Thing was a good movie, but apparently advice Mr. Lee decided against.

steelers#1fan
03-30-2012, 06:26 PM
Shouldn't have happened in the first place. If that happened to you, a fat check would make everything instantly better? They'll always remember that nightmare for the rest of their lives.
Yes he is, but if the McClain's are satisfied, so am I. He wronged them, not me or you. If they say it's over, it's over.


Do The Right Thing was a good movie, but apparently advice Mr. Lee decided against.

Wickabee
03-30-2012, 06:44 PM
Shouldn't have happened in the first place. If that happened to you, a fat check would make everything instantly better? They'll always remember that nightmare for the rest of their lives.
Yes. You or I might take it further or be angrier about it, but it didn't happen to us. It happened to the McClain's and if the McClain's say it's over I have enough respect to leave it at that.

duane1969
03-30-2012, 06:48 PM
Apolgies and buy-offs don't change the fact that he tried to put Zimmerman's family in danger.

gladdyontherise
03-30-2012, 06:53 PM
Apolgies and buy-offs don't change the fact that he tried to put Zimmerman's family in danger.

That part is suppose to be forgot about.......

Wickabee
03-30-2012, 07:04 PM
I'm not saying it should be "forgotten".
I'm saying if the McClain's want it to end WE ALL need to respect that. Even those of us who believe we're on their side.

gladdyontherise
03-30-2012, 07:07 PM
I'm not saying it should be "forgotten".
I'm saying if the McClain's want it to end WE ALL need to respect that. Even those of us who believe we're on their side.

I think you're missing the point. Lee's motive was to have Zimmerman and/or his family to be harmed.

Wickabee
03-30-2012, 07:08 PM
I think you're missing the point. Lee's motive was to have Zimmerman and/or his family to be harmed.
Then why are you stuck on the fact that he retweeted the wrong address?

gladdyontherise
03-30-2012, 07:12 PM
Because he put the same danger onto some random people and they could've been killed/hurt because Lee wanted that to happen to Zimmerman, but was wrong. <br />
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I'm happy that they didn't get hurt, but it...

Wickabee
03-30-2012, 07:15 PM
If you're mad that he tweeted the address at all, talk about that. Don't be mad it was the wrong address and leave the McClains out of it.

gladdyontherise
03-30-2012, 07:19 PM
If you're mad that he tweeted the address at all, talk about that. Don't be mad it was the wrong address and leave the McClains out of it.

I've talked about both, but will not be forced into what I 'should' talk about.

Wickabee
03-30-2012, 07:22 PM
I've talked about both, but will not be forced into what I 'should' talk about.
I'm not forcing anything. I'm saying decide what you're mad about. There's already a thread about the tweet itself. This is ostensibly about the settlement. The McClains agreed to a settlement and, as far as they're concerned, it's over.
I'm asking you to respect the McClains. Nothing more.

gladdyontherise
03-30-2012, 07:29 PM
I'm not forcing anything. I'm saying decide what you're mad about. There's already a thread about the tweet itself. This is ostensibly about the settlement. The McClains agreed to a settlement and, as far as they're concerned, it's over.
I'm asking you to respect the McClains. Nothing more.

I'm mad about the fact he gave out an address that he thought was Zimmerman's in efforts of someone harming him/his family, and I'm mad that it almost ended up harming people who had nothing at all to do with any of this.

And this thread may be absed on the fact they settled, but it still relates back to the fact of what Lee did in the first place.

And just because to the McClains' it's over, that doesn't mean we should stop talking about it and act like what Lee did was ok and justified, despite the fact many people may feel that way (That's just a general statement).

Wickabee
03-30-2012, 07:36 PM
You want this thread:
http://www.sportscardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1623507
You know, the one you started...

Star_Cards
04-02-2012, 10:13 AM
I'm glad that spike stepped up and made his mistake right for these people. If they are happy with the settlement then I am as well. I bet spike is thankful that something way more terrible didn't happen because of his reckless behavior. I do find it odd that someone like spike would post an address in what seems to me to be an attempt to get people to harass zimmerman at the very least and know that there's a possibility that someone could do more. Seems like he wouldn't even want his name brought up had someone taken the address and decided to go vigilante on zimmerman and take matters into his own hands, only to come back and said he got the address from spike lee.