Last Updated on December 3, 2022
James Woods’ Twitter account was targeted for censorship by the Democratic National Committee, according to internal Twitter documents and communications released by new CEO Elon Musk. Musk shared the documents with independent journalist Matt Taibi, who proceeded to disclose the revelations in a Twitter thread.
“Celebrities and unknowns alike could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party,” Taibbi wrote alongside a screenshot of an email exchange between Twitter employees.
“An additional report from the DNC,” one employee wrote on Oct. 24, 2020. The employee then posted a link to a tweet posted by the user @stephen_liuhuan and a link to a Tweet posted by Woods’ official account. Another Twitter employee replied by saying, “I grabbed the first one under SI…defer to Safety on the high profile second one.”
Both tweets have since been deleted and the user @stephen_liuhan has been suspended.
Washington Free Beacon reporter Andrew Kerr pulled a number of archived tweets that have since been deleted, including one in reference to the James Woods matter. “The Stephen_liuhuan tweet was a link to Hunter Biden weighing and using drugs, and another link to a Hunter Biden sex tape,” Kerr wrote. “The James Wood tweet is Hunter Biden smoking crack and getting a foot job.”
On Friday, Musk discussed the revelations on Tucker Carlson Tonight. The legendary Hollywood actor stated that he plans on filing a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee for damage done to his career and reputation for speaking out on the Hunter Biden laptop story.
“I can guarantee you one thing more than anything else you’ll ever hear in your life: I will be getting a lawyer. I will be suing the Democratic National Committee no matter what,” Woods said.
“Whether I win or lose, I am going to stand up for the rights that every American – not a so-called celebrity. I’m not a celebrity — I’m hardly recognizable anymore because my career has been destroyed by these very people,” he continued.
“And I will sue. And I’m hoping other people will sue,” James Woods continued. “And if it turns out there are a lot of us on this list where the DNC targeted us, then I will quote the immortal words of Joseph Welch when he attacked [Wisconsin Senator] Joseph McCarthy for the enemies list he had – ‘At long last or have you no shame?””
Woods went on to comment on the level of coordination against him since he is a rare, outspoken conservative in Hollywood. “I think it is a compliment, but, it’s a big price to pay. It’s not a lot of fun. I loved my career for 50 years. I was happy to be an award-winning and honored and appreciated actor, and I miss my career,” he said.
“Someone said, why would you do it? I said I’m going to defend my name… And if I have to be the flag bearer for this, then so be it. I’ll be proud to do it.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) December 3, 2022