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Spike Lee Settles For Retweeting Wrong Address [VIDEO]

An older couple have 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.

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Spike Lee (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The couple’s attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday. Morgan says Lee called them to apologize for retweeting their address. Settlement details weren’t disclosed.

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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 touched off widespread protests because Zimmerman was not arrested. He says he acted in self-defense.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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