James Woods SUED For Accusing A Bernie Sanders Supporter Of Doing The Nazi Salute At A Trump Rally!

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It sucks to be James Woods right now.

On Monday, it was revealed that the Hercules star is being sued for mistakenly identifying a Bernie Sanders supporter as the person who did the Nazi salute at a Donald Trump rally in March of last year. Eek!

Related: James Gets Weird At The Writers Guild Of America Awards!

ICYMI, during the 2016 presidential race, the Trumpster tried to hold a rally in Chicago where a woman was photographed giving the Nazi salute (the event was eventually canceled due to heavy protester activity). When the pic began circulating on the web, Mr. Woods took to Twitter to accuse Portia Boulger of giving the salute as she was allegedly a Sanders “agitator/operative.” This statement was more than false as Portia was in NO way the woman who was photographed at the rally. In fact, it was Illinois native and Trump supporter, Birgitt Peterson who was featured in the image.

While James retracted his tweet and clarified the mix up, he didn’t immediately delete the message which was retweeted more than 5,000 times. We mean, it took Portia’s counsel 10 whole days to get the A-lister’s post deleted. Not to mention, the Casino actor took his sweet time in penning his retraction too. Thus, the grassroots organizer became subjected to immense harassment — including hundreds of threatening messages and death threats.

It probably didn’t help that Donald Trump Jr. shared Woods’ false statement with his followers as well.

The 69-year-old ~eventually~ attempted to keep the peace by asking his 500K+ followers to stop harassing the innocent Democrat. He wrote:

“Ms. Boulder [sic] has reached out to me and asked me to use my many followers to stop people from harassing her. I am more than happy to do so… Though she supports @BernieSanders, I am happy to defend her from abuse. I only wish his supporters would do the same for other candidates.”

Ironically, Miz Boulger claims she never asked the industry vet to ask his fans to stop harassing her as she simply requested a retraction and an apology (something she still hasn’t gotten btw). So it’s no wonder Portia is asking Woods to pay her $3 million in damages.

According to DailyMail.com, Boulger is specifically seeking $1 million in compensatory damages as well as $2 million in punitive damages. Hopefully, Portia walks away as the victor in this legal matter!

[Image via Twitter/WENN.]

Mar 14, 2017 4:12pm PDT

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