Spike Lee Offers Apology And Settlement To Elderly ‘Zimmerman’ Couple

30
Mar

Director Spike Lee offered to make things right after he re-tweeted the address of an elderly couple who he believed were the accused Zimmerman family who had murdered Trayvon Martin. 

The couple’s attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday (March 29), as the couple – Elaine and David McClain, did an interview with their local Fox affiliate.  Morgan also says Lee called them to apologize for retweeting their address.

The McClains, who are in their 70s, 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.

Lee and the McClains have reportedly reached some kind of settlement although the full details have not  been disclosed.

Comedian Jon Stewart took on Spike’s retweeting fiasco during a segment on the “Daily Show” Thursday night.

Watch below. [Start at 2:08]

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