Spike Lee On George Zimmerman Tweets He’s Being Sued Over: ‘I Did A Stupid Thing’ (VIDEO)

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The filmmaker tells Oprah Winfrey he did the right thing by reaching a financial settlement with the elderly couple whose address he falsely identified as Zimmerman’s, but now they are suing for more money

Spike Lee only has one word to describe the George Zimmerman tweets that have landed him in more legal trouble — “stupid.”

“I did a stupid thing when I retweeted supposedly the address,” Lee told Oprah Winfrey during an interview that aired on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on Sunday. “It was stupid.”

One month after the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, the “Do the Right Thing” director took to Twitter and retweeted what he thought was the home address of Zimmerman, the man who was later tried and acquitted of Trayvon’s murder. The address, however, actually belonged to Elaine McClain and David McClain, an elderly couple completely unrelated to the case.

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