Spike Lee Apologizes for Tweeting Fake George Zimmerman Address

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Director Spike Lee reacts as the New York Knicks play against the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Celtics won 1113-96. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Spike Lee Photo: Neilson Barnard/2012 Getty Images

Last week, a retweet-happy Spike Lee accidentally prompted thousands to threaten the household of an elderly couple, after disseminating a false address for Trayvon Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman. Today, the director apologized, tweeting, "I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's [sic] In Peace." They still might sue him though.

Update: A lawsuit will not be necessary. Lee has settled with the couple for an undisclosed sum and/or Knicks memorabilia.