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.
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