Outspoken conservative and award-winning actor James Woods has been locked out of his massive Twitter account — which has accumulated over 2 million followers — for over a week now, the actor’s girlfriend Sarah Miller has confirmed.
On April 20, Miller posted a screenshot of the email Woods received from the tech platform.
“Of course Twitter doesn’t inform his followers,” she captioned the photo. The email claims Woods was locked out of his account for “violating” Twitter rules “against abusive behavior.” The tweet supposedly in violation read as follows: “If you try to kill the King, you better not miss. #HangThemAll.”
Woods’ quote was apparently made in reaction to the Mueller report findings exonerating President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign of collusion with the Russian government.
This is not the first time Woods has been suspended from the platform. It was reported in September that the “Casino” actor was suspended for making a crack about a fake meme, which he acknowledged was likely fake.
“Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real. Not likely, but in this day and age of absolute liberal insanity, it is at least possible …” Woods captioned a meme falsely suggesting top Democrat organizations encouraged men to skip voting in the midterms “to make a woman’s vote worth more.”
“The irony is, Twitter accused me of affecting the political process, when in fact, their banning of me is the truly egregious interference,” Woods told the Associated Press at the time of the suspension.
“Because now, having your voice smothered is much more disturbing than having your vocal cords slit. If you want to kill my free speech, man up and slit my throat with a knife, don’t smother me with a pillow,” he continued.
“I wish this were about an unknown Twitter user so that I could be even more passionate about it,” the actor added. “This is not about a celebrity being muzzled. This is about an American being silenced — one tweet at a time.”
Two years ago, Woods temporarily quit the platform over their censorship.
“Since [Twitter] is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech. #GoodbyeAll,” the actor posted in a short-lived farewell tweet, noted by The Daily Beast.
Twitter’s bias against conservative or contrarian speech has been well-documented. For example, CEO Jack Dorsey and Twitter’s global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde were pressed on their ideologically driven speech policies pertaining to transgenderism during a March appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. Radical feminist Meghan Murphy was notably banned from the platform for refusing to use female pronouns when arguing with a transgender woman, who is biologically male. Moreover, Twitter briefly suspended the official Twitter account for the pro-life “Unplanned” movie without cause last month. The account was restored only after fierce backlash.