Actor James Woods seeks dismissal of suit over retweet

Actor James Woods seeks dismissal of suit over retweet

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 8, 2017 at 10:51 p.m.


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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Actor James Woods is asking a court to dismiss an Ohio activist's defamation lawsuit against him over a comment he retweeted during the presidential campaign season.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2vBhCKw ) Portia Boulger, a Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) resident and supporter of Bernie Sanders, filed the federal lawsuit in March. Boulger is seeking $3 million in damages.

The Twitter account @voxday mistakenly identified Boulger as a woman in a Donald Trump T-shirt appearing to give a Nazi salute during a March 2016 rally for Trump. Woods' account then retweeted the photo and tweet, asking, "So-called #Trump 'Nazi' is a #BernieSanders agitator/operative?"

The same day, @voxday issued a correction to its original tweet, saying the woman in the T-shirt wasn't Boulger. Woods tweeted a correction 10 days later.

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