Actor (not a good one) James Wood’s feelings are hurt because a Twitter troll called him mean names.
So the 68-year-old ‘actor’ filed a defamation lawsuit against an individual who was mean to him. He’s seeking $10 million.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
The actor files a defamation lawsuit against an individual who replied to his tweets about Barack Obama and Caitlyn Jenner.
Incivility on social media seems to be a regular occurrence, and celebrities usually shrug it off (or not even read the people who are tweeting at them), but James Woods is making a $10 million case about it.
On Wednesday, the actor went to L.A. Superior Court and sued the anonymous individual who is tweeting as “Abe List” for defamation over derogatory tweet that suggested he was a “cocaine addict” — a message that Woods complains was sent to “thousands of AL’s followers and hundreds of thousands of Mr. Woods’ followers.”
Woods is taking a stand. “AL’s reckless and malicious behavior, through the worldwide reach of the internet, has now jeopardized Woods’ good name and reputation on an international scale,” states the complaint. “AL, and anyone else using social media to propagate lies and do harm, should take note. They are not impervious to the law.”
According to the defendant’s social media profile, he or she is based in Los Angeles and is a partner in private equity.
THR notes that the person is possibly Harvard educated and married to an attorney.
What really upset Woods was being accused of being a “cocaine addict” in a tweet.
@RealJamesWoods @benshapiro cocaine addict James Woods still sniffing and spouting.
— Abe List (@abelisted) July 15, 2015
Woods says the defendant ‘stepped over the line” here, and says he is not now, nor has ever been, a cocaine addict.
The wingnut actor tweeted out a birther comment towards President Obama. ”
“Abe List” responded:
@RealJamesWoods you are a ridiculous scum clown-boy James, a joke.
— Abe List (@abelisted) December 26, 2014
Woods, who does appear to play a clown on Twitter, explains why this particular troll was singled out.
“The owner of the AL Twitter Account has thousands of followers and, since at least December 2014, has undertaken to engage his followers with a campaign of childish name-calling targeting against Woods,” the lawsuit states. “In the past, AL has referred to Woods with such derogatory terms as ‘prick,’ ‘joke,’ ‘ridiculous,’ ‘scum’ and ‘clown-boy.'”
Woods is taking “Abe List” (@abelisted) to court with a $10 million defamation lawsuit instead of just blocking him.
The lawsuit further states, “Although AL’s rantings against Woods began with childish name calling, it has clearly escalated beyond the protections of free speech, and AL must now be held to account for the millions in damages he has cause.”
Woods’ lawsuit claims that the ‘cocaine addict’ tweeet continues to harm Woods through Google searches.
Other things come up on Google searches, too, you old Clown:
Of course, it’s OK for Woods to say this to Twitter users who object to his racially charged tweets.
Joe Saxon may have a lawsuit here.
An interesting note here.
I always felt that Woods best acting role (only good acting role) was when he starred as the head of the president’s Secret Service detail, in “White House Down” playing the part of a man plotting to take the president down.
He was almost too good in that part.
Woods has blamed the government shutdown on Obama.
He’s blamed the President for gun violence and race relations.
He’s called Obama “a true abomination.”
Woods said those remarks might keep him from being able to find a job in Hollywood, but said that he puts “[his] country first.”
So the old ‘prick’s’ problems are not because of Twitter. It’s because of him. Let’s send the ‘clown’ some bootstraps.
I’m trolled day and night on Twitter. C’mon James,woman-up. I didn’t even sue for the rapey and death threats I’ve received. I blocked them. Or the ones today (like everyday) mocking my husband’s death. I know! I’ll take #tcot to court and sue them for their trailers!
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