Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

Actor James Woods Files $10M Lawsuit Against Twitter User For Defamation, Report, Highlight Hollywood News

 Freedom of Speech comes with RESPONSIBILITY as well. James Woods is suing a Twitter user by the handle Abe List for defamation after the user suggested the actor is a “cocaine addict.”


On  Wednesday, July 29, Woods filed a $10 million defamation suit at the Los Angeles Superior Court against the anonymous user, who has been replying to his tweets about President Barack Obama and Caitlyn Jenner. Woods’ complaint, obtained by THR, claims that “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” and that “AL, and anyone else using social media to propagate lies and do harm, should take note. They are not impervious to the law.”

Abe List’s tweet in question was in response to a July 15 tweet and read: “@RealJamesWoods @benshapiro cocaine addict James Woods still sniffing and spouting.” The account has since been removed from Twitter. 


Woods’ complaint argues that the Twitter user behind the handle Abe List “stepped over the line” and that Woods “is not now, nor has ever been, a cocaine addict, and AL had no reason to believe otherwise, rather AL’s outrageous claim is the culmination of a malicious online campaign by AL to discredit and damage Woods’ reputation, a campaign which began as early as December 2014.”


Abe List has also called the actor “a ridiculous scum clown-boy James, a joke,” among other things, according to THR.

This person may have gotten a few retweets and favorites and likes, but it will cost his person a great deal to even defend their words. 
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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