James Woods has lost his legal bid to out a nasty Twitter troll

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    When will Howard address this?

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/james-woods-loses-bid-discover-835646

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    A judge rules that the actor's $10 million defamation lawsuit first needs to examine whether an offensive tweet qualifies as a "figurative rhetorical insult."


    James Woods' annoyance at being called a "cocaine addict" on Twitter will take a back seat to the First Amendment. In the conservative actor's $10 million defamation lawsuit against the anonymous individual who goes by the handle "Abe List," Woods won't be allowed to quickly learn the identity of his adversary. The actor will instead have to wait on a judge's determination as to whether his legal action has any likelihood of prevailing.


    The provocative lawsuit came in July when Woods targeted a Twitter user also suggested the actor was a "clown" and "scum" and finally a "cocaine addict" upon Woods' criticism that the media hadn't adequately covered a Planned Parenthood scandal. In his lawsuit, Woods complained that the defendant's "reckless and malicious behavior, through the worldwide reach of the internet" had "jeopardized Woods' good name and reputation on an international scale." Looking to send a message to Twitter trolls everywhere, Woods aimed to unmask "Abe List," which prompted a scathing response from Twitter and an anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant, whose social media profile identifies "Abe List" as a Harvard-educated partner at an L.A.-based private equity firm.

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    Thanks for posting @You Knew! I was wondering about this case just a few days ago.
     
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    Twitter Foe Says ACTOR PLAYED COKE CARD FIRST
    9/8/2015 3:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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    [​IMG]James Woods can dish it out but can't take it ... is what the guy he's suing for defamation is now saying.

    Woods is suing a guy who went after him on Twitter, calling the actor a cocaine addict. Woods wants $10 million.

    But now the guy -- who has not been named but is only ID'd by his Twitter handle -- fired back in legal docs, Woods is "like a bully who can dish it out but can't take it."

    The guy notes Woods has used Twitter to call people "clown" and "scum." He says Woods has fantasized about killing a man over an offensive shirt, portrayed immigrants as "tattooed thugs" and called Al Sharpton "a disgusting pig."

    And the guy says when people disagree with Woods on Twitter, he says they must be on crack cocaine. Woods once tweeted an Obama supporter, "Well, put down your crack pipe, and re-read my timelines."

    The man wants a judge to dismiss Woods' lawsuit.



    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/08/james-woods-twitter-lawsuit-defamation-cocaine/#ixzz3qG858oGZ
     
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