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Activist Sues James Woods Over 'Nazi' Tweet

Woods received best-actor Oscar nominations for his roles in "Salvador" and "Ghosts of Mississippi"

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    Activist Sues James Woods Over 'Nazi' Tweet
    An Ohio activist is suing Oscar nominee James Woods for defamation over a tweet he sent out during the presidential campaign season.

    An Ohio activist is suing Oscar nominee James Woods for defamation over a tweet he sent out during the presidential campaign season.

    The Chillicothe Gazette reports  Portia Boulger, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, filed a federal lawsuit this month.

    The Twitter account @voxday 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 tweeted the photo and information, asking, "So-called #Trump 'Nazi' is a #BernieSanders agitator/operative?"

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    The same day, @voxday issued a correction, saying the woman wasn't Boulger. Woods tweeted 10 days later that she wasn't Boulger.

    Woods' attorney calls the lawsuit "patently bogus."

    Boulger is seeking millions in damages.

    Woods received best-actor Oscar nominations for his roles in "Salvador" and "Ghosts of Mississippi."