Not even death can keep James Woods down. At least not the death of the Twitter troll who called him a “cocaine addict.”
Woods devoted a precious part of his Thursday gloating over the fact that an anonymous Twitter user he was suing for defamation had died.
It all started innocently enough, with Woods taking a social media victory lap over a recent development in his suit against the anonymous defendant, identified in the lawsuit as Abe List.
“The slime who libeled me just dropped his appeal contesting my victorious SLAPP motion,” Woods wrote. “Perennial loser @LisaBloom isn’t yapping so much now,” Woods wrote, referring to the defendant’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom.
Woods was subsequently informed that the defendant had actually died. Which might have given most men pause, but not James Woods.
“Hopefully screaming my name in agony,” Woods reportedly responded in a tweet that he appears to have deleted, but was seemingly preserved by another Twitter user.
Woods wasn’t done there. Further tweets took aim at Bloom specifically.
“When the slime who libeled me retained a diet guru (@lisabloom) and a guy who calls himself @Popehat, I felt pretty good about the lawsuit,” Woods wrote.
For good measure, he also tossed in, “.@LisaBloom Having spent time listening to you, he’s no doubt in a better place. Keep losing, dear.”
Despite having taken joy in another person’s death, Woods also attempted to claim the high moral ground over Bloom, chastising her for informing him that her client had died over social media.
“.@LisaBloom And how classy of you, dear, to announce his death on @Twitter. Slinking into the spotlight at his family’s expense? #Lovely,” Woods wrote.
Woods filed suit in July 2015, claiming that List, a regular Twitter tormentor of the actor, went over the line with a tweet characterizing Woods as a “cocaine addict.”
“Woods is not now, nor has he ever been, a cocaine addict, and [Abe List] has no reason to believe otherwise,” the suit reads.
Woods’ suit went on to claim that List’s “malicious behavior, through the worldwide use of the internet, has now jeopardized Woods’ good name and reputation on an international scale.”
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.