Justice Insider: Political tweet by actor James Woods prompts Chillicothe woman’s lawsuit

The Columbus Dispatch | 3/11/2016 | Staff
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Actor James Woods wants a judge to dismiss a $3 million lawsuit a Chillicothe woman filed against him for retweeting a comment that she gave the “Heil Hitler” salute at a Trump rally last year.

Dispatch Reporter Earl Rinehart notes that the Chicago Tribune posted a photo of a woman giving the salute on March 11, 2016. A follower incorrectly retweeted that the “Trump Nazi” was Portia Boulger, according to the suit filed in federal court here last month.

Woods - Film - Resume - Dogs - White

Woods, who has a long film resume that includes “Straw Dogs” and “White House Down” and is a well-known conservative, retweeted the false item. He added “So-called#Trump ‘Nazi’ is a #BernieSanders agitator/operative?”

The next day the Tribune and The New York Times identified the saluting woman as a Yorkville, Illinois, resident.

Boulger - Member - Ross - County - Democratic

Boulger, a member of the Ross County Democratic Party Executive Committee, said Woods kept his retweet up another 10 days, exposing her to hundreds of obscene and threatening messages on social media.

Woods responded that he questioned the accuracy of the original tweet. He deleted the tweet on March 22, 2016, and posted one saying that Boulger “was NOT the ‘Nazi salute lady.’”

Opportunity - Dig - @ - BernieSanders - Abuse

He also took the opportunity to add this dig: “Though she supports @BernieSanders, I am happy to defend her from abuse. I only wish his supporters would do...
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