Associated Press News Release
By MIKE SCHNEIDER
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Spike Lee is asking a federal judge to throw out a negligence lawsuit filed by a Florida couple who say the movie director mistakenly retweeted their address as belonging to George Zimmerman.
Lee's attorneys filed a motion on Tuesday to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Elaine and David McClain.
The McClains say Lee put their address in a Twitter post as belonging to Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted last summer of any crime for 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's shooting death.
The McClains say they received death threats and had to temporarily move out of their home.
Lee's attorneys say the couple is seeking $1.2 million.
Lee's attorneys argue the lawsuit should be dismissed since the couple reached a $10,000 settlement with Lee last year.