Nov 022015
 November 2, 2015  Posted by  Court, Online

From the sometimes-the-courts-get-it-right dept

Mike Masnick writes:

Over the summer, we wrote about a positively ridiculous lawsuit filed by the actor James Woods, who apparently took offense to an obviously hyperbolic tweet, calling him a “cocaine addict.” Woods felt that such a joke tweet deserved a $10 million lawsuit. The anonymous Twitter user hooked up with Ken “Popehat” White as his lawyer and made an anti-SLAPP claim against Woods for his lawsuit that seemed obviously designed to silence criticism on Twitter.

And so Wood’s attempt to discover the identity of the Twitter user has been rejected – for  now – until the SLAPP aspect is ruled on.

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