ORLANDO, Fla. -

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, who was acquitted last summer of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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.