On Wednesday, the actor went to the Los Angeles Superior Court and sued the anonymous individual who is tweeting as “Abe List” for defamation over a derogatory tweet that suggested Woods was a “cocaine addict” — a message that Woods complains was sent to “thousands of AL’s followers and hundreds of thousands of Mr. Woods’ followers.”
Woods is taking a stand. “AL’s reckless and malicious behavior, through the worldwide reach of the internet, has now jeopardized Woods’ good name and reputation on an international scale,” states the complaint. “AL, and anyone else using social media to propagate lies and do harm, should take note. They are not impervious to the law.”
The defendant’s social media profile suggests that he or she is based in Los Angeles, a partner in private equity, possibly Harvard-educated and, luckily, married to an attorney. The “cocaine addict” tweet was actually a reply on July 15 to something the Once Upon a Time in America actor himself tweeted about media priorities.
— Abe List (@abelisted) July 15, 2015
The complaint says Abe List “stepped over the line” here and that Wood “is not now, nor has ever been, a cocaine addict, and AL had no reason to believe otherwise. Rather AL’s outrageous claim is the culmination of a malicious on-line campaign by AL to discredit and damage Woods’ reputation, a campaign which began as early as December 2014.”
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter…
The city’s Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas that have been saturated with urine. Anyone urinating on the specially treated walls will get the spray splashed back onto them.
San Francisco’s director of public works, Mohammed Nuru – whose Twitter handle is @MrCleanSF – got the idea when he read on social media about the use of the paint in Hamburg, Germany’s nightclub district to stop beer drinkers from relieving themselves in the street.
The paint, called Ultra-Ever Dry, is sold by Ultratech International Inc and is billed as a superhydrophobic coating that will repel most liquids.
“The urine will bounce back on the guys pants and shoes. The idea is they will think twice next time about urinating in public,” said Rachel Gordon, a Public Works Department spokeswoman. She said the super-hard coating made the “bounce back” effect much stronger than when peeing on a regular wall.
From the comments…
“In Los Angeles this was one of many stories that aired on the news. Stupid just got stupider in San Francisco. I have a garage on the alleyway that is slightly set back and had a pee problem from the vagrants who bicycle the alley looking for aluminum cans. I installed a shower head attached to the garage that hung 10 feet over the pee spot, attached the water line to a motion detector and water solenoid. Included in the circuit was a high beam light, also controlled by the motion detector. One evening I saw the light come on, heard a yell and when I opened the back gate I saw a very wet man riding away on his bicycle. After a few douches of cold water, no more pee problem. I suggest if SF really wants to clean up these area’s, do the same … except use reclaimed water as the source.”—Patrick
Read more at Yahoo! News…