The Sanford, Fla. address Lee tweeted out to his more than 250,000 followers actually belongs to an elderly couple, David McClain, 72, and his 70-year-old wife Elaine, who subsequently received threats and hate mail directed at Zimmerman, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The negative attention, along with a few visits from reporters seeking Zimmerman, forced the bewildered couple to temporarily move into a hotel.
The Smoking Gun originally traced the tweet back to a California man, who sent the erroneous address to other celebrities including 50 Cent, LeBron James and Will Smith last Friday.
Lee’s blunder sparked a backlash of criticism accusing him of provoking vigilante justice. Before apologizing, Lee responded to some…
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