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Spike Lee Apologizes for Tweeting Fake George Zimmerman Address

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22:  Filmmaker Spike Lee attends the T-Mobile Presents Google Music at TAO, a nightlife event at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2012 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for T-Mobile)

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.

Photo: Neilson Barnard/2012 Getty Images