James Woods is embroiled in a Twitter brawl over his criticism of Armie Hammer's new film, and his habit of dating younger women
Woods tweeted, "As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #NAM BLA," Sunday. The acronym NAMBLA stands for, "the controversial North American Man/Boy Love Association, which is a pedophilia advocacy organization," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Woods' remarks were made in response to writer Chad Felix Greene's tweet that expressed his dismay over the age difference between the film's love interests. Hammer's character in the film is 24, and has an affair with a 17 year old. Greene tweeted, "24 year old man. 17 year old boy. Stop."
It is worth mentioning that while 17 is below the age of consent in most US states, the age of consent in Italy (where the film takes place) is 14.
Hammer responded to Woods' criticisms Monday by suggesting that Woods was being hypocritical, tweeting, "Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60.......?"
Woods dated Ashley Madison when she was 19 and he was 60, and the actor also dated 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess when he was 66.
Actress Amber Tamblyn also chimed in, and alleged that Woods once tried to pick her up when she was 16 years old.
Woods tweeted that Amber's story was a "lie." Woods also dismissed further criticisms, and said that "troll traffic was up," while simultaneously complimenting Hammer's acting.
Tamblyn fired back with a screenshot of a text between her and her friend "Billy," referring to the alleged time that Woods hit on them when they were underage. Tamblyn also tweeted, "Life comes at you fast, James."
Woods has yet to respond to Tamblyn's latest tweet, but a number of celebrities (including Don Cheedle, Tamblyn's husband David Cross, and Lena Dunham) have come out to support Tamblyn, and challenge Woods' remarks.
No response yet from Woods regarding the tweets in defense of Tamblyn, but in a cryptic tweet Tuesday, Tamblyn said, "This is now far from over."
We expect we'll be hearing more from Woods shortly.
24 year old man.- Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 11, 2017
17 year old boy.
Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60.......?- Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) September 11, 2017
James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. "I'm 16" I said. "Even better" he said.- Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 11, 2017
The first is illegal. The second is a lie. https://t.co/0jD1dvtInC- James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 12, 2017
Somebody told me the libs are yelping. Troll traffic is up. I don't pay any attention really. I like Armie Hammer as an actor though. A lot. https://t.co/okSCVKeAnj- James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 12, 2017
Since I know people love to question the intengrity and honesty of women when they come forward with stories like this, here you go. pic.twitter.com/rchYilrjuZ- Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 12, 2017
Life comes at you fast, James. https://t.co/kkKCtqafLa- Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 12, 2017
"Creepy old dudes who didn't think she'd repeat the story, for $400, please, Alex..." https://t.co/iMLMFcyKtd- Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) September 12, 2017
Yeah. He tried lying about it to silence her. Didn't work. https://t.co/2BDYQxhCug- Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) September 12, 2017
Deliciously, massively hypocritically, true. https://t.co/3qiDI3RhXl- )))David Cross((( (@davidcrosss) September 12, 2017
Calling me liar, James? This is now far from over. That I can promise.- Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 12, 2017