Entertainment James Woods sues anonymous Twitter user for $10 million

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/claudiarose...ymous-twitter-user-for-10-million#.yhwmmRmlpM

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    Academy Award-nominated actor James Woods filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit Wednesday against an anonymous Twitter user who claimed the star was a “cocaine addict,” according to court papers filed in Los Angeles.

    The Nixon and Casino star is suing the owner of the Twitter handle “Abe List” for defamation and invasion of privacy – and is demanding a jury trial, according to the complaint.

    “In fact, Woods is not now, nor has he ever been a cocaine addict,” the court papers state.

    The actor claims that Able List launched in a malicious campaign against him that began with childish name calling in 2014 and escalated beyond the limits of free speech. The court papers said that Able List called Wood’s “prick,” “joke,” “ridiculous,” “scum,” and “clown-boy” – but appears as though “cocaine addict” crossed Wood’s line.

    Woods intends to “unmask and reveal AL for the liar he is and recover an excess of $10 million in damages.”

    The malicious tweets, Woods says, have caused him international harm adding that “AL, and anyone else using social media to propagate lies and do harm should take note. They are not impervious to the law.”

    Twitter has since suspended the Abe List account.
     
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  2. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    No one is anonymous, John/Jane Doe suits are being filed all the time now, ISP's are giving up info like candy
     
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    AcquiringSignal Girthy VIP

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    Studies show that the vast majority of noncelebrity Twitter users are sitting on $10,000,000 which is available to pay judgements.
     
  4. Uncle Larry

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    Marty Singer's firm is the one that filed the complaint - the same LA firm that Howchie used to sue Einziger.
     
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    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

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    First of all who doesn't believe it. and if he wanted to make news he should have sued for a gazillion.
     
  6. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    Copyright infringement violations are NOT exempt from Bankruptcy. If lawmakers make it the same for internet liable laws, no one will be safe. Of course, because wage garnishment will be done, most people would just quit working and live somehow off of the paper trail (spouse, family, etc. ). Big deal? Well, Texas already wants to re-institute debtor prisons and I can see this becoming a trend because the wealthy can just buy off judges and politicians.
     
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    He expects us to believe that Ginger did all the coke?


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    GL to Gary Puppet
     
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    What? That's not true at all :jj: And It's SUPER easy to be anonymous if you really want to.
     
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    Picture of Abe List

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  11. RonHeinzkaboot

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    How many followers did Abe List have?
    How could his reputation be ruined by a guy with 20 twitter followers?

    James Wood is a genius, this is a great way to get on the TV talk show circuit and stay revelant. It's a win win situation for him, except for the legal fees but I bet he figured out it would cost less than a PR campaign
     
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    Not true - it all depends on how far and how much money you want to spend to find out someone's identity. Even using proxy's and all that other corny shit, EVERYTHING is logged and traceable.
     
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    Funny I'm fine with this twitter is filled with the biggest dumbest assholes around. Doubt he'll win a dime but I say go for it.
     
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    "Can they really do this Robin?!"
     
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    You are dumb as a bag of hammers if you think it's about the money. This is all about outing the guy, publishing his name, and ruining a trolls life.
     
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    The feds get the info from Anonymizer and other services all the time once a crime is committed. They fold like a cheap beach chair.

    https://www.infopackets.com/news/3901/palin-email-hacker-caught-red-handed

    Palin Email Hacker Caught Red Handed
    by John Lister on September, 24 2008 at 08:09AM EDT

    An unconfirmed message board posting from somebody claiming to be the hacker says it took just 45 minutes to hack into the account. The post claims the attack involved asking Yahoo to reset the account's password, supplying Palin's date of birth and zip code, and answering the security question "Where did you meet your spouse?" The alleged answer was 'Wasilia high', a reference to Palin's school. (Source: arstechnica.com)

    Ironically the suspected hacker, David Kernell, appears to have made it equally simple to catch him out thanks to a Yahoo account. The boastful post was made under the user name 'Rubico' which other message board posters quickly linked to rubico10@yahoo.com, an address Kernell had used on a YouTube account.

    Meanwhile the hacker had made a major blunder by leaving their website address bar in the screenshots of Palin's emails. That gave away that they had used Ctunnel, a service for 'anonymous' web browsing.

    With Kernell already in the frame, the FBI was able to cross-reference the details of the attack with Ctunnel's data logs ('anonymous' surfing soon loses its secrecy when the Feds come knocking) and confirm that the hacker used an IP address originating in Kernell's Knoxville apartment block. That's now been raided, though there's no public word of any charges being filed.

    Kernell is the son of David Kernell, a Democrat state representative in Tennessee. He's denied any knowledge of, or involvement in, the hacking.
     
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    Stern needs sue everybody that accuses him of wearing a wig. He just needs some super glue.
     
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    Yup - anyone who thinks that anything they do online, no matter what, isn't 100% traceable, and traceable pretty damn quickly - is an idiot.
     
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    Or YouTube commenters, for that matter.