The Ring (2002) actress Amber Tamblyn is recently all over the news after she claimed that the three times Emmy Award winner James Woods tried to harass her and her friend sexually when she was just 16.
When Woods made negative comments with the use of #NAMBLA on Armie Hammer's latest film, Call Me By Your Name, in which a 24-year old man gets in a relationship with a 17-year old guy, Hammer didn't hold back and hit back with some bitter words. NAMBLA refers to the controversial North American Man/Boy Love Association, which is a pedophilia advocacy organization.
After James commented over Hammer's movie, Hammer reminded James of his incident when he sexually tried to harass a girl who was 36 years younger than him.
James and Hammer's twitter comments of each other
Then after Amber came with her words. Read the full story here.
Amber Tamblyn took a Dig at James Woods as she claimed Sexual Harassment Over the Three Times Emmy Award Winner
After Hammer replied to Wood's tweet, Amber also joined and retweeted,
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 re-twitted on Hammer's tweet
After lots of random tweets putting allegations on Woods, he suggested all of them to come with something that is worthy of discussion and in that case he would love to get in the discussion.
Check out the Tweet,
If somebody has something of value to say, I always love to engage in a dialogue.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 12, 2017
A shocking tweet of Amanda Kendall followed which created a lot more feud,
What makes a 24yo/17yo gay relationship inherently indecent but skeevy old guys trying to pick up a pair of 16 year old girls is okay?
— Amanda Kendall (@_pochemuchka_) September 12, 2017
Kendall was trying to hint Amber's sexual harassment story through the tweet.
In the response, Woods said the storyline of Call Me By Your Name is not appropriate whereas the harassment allegations are "a lie".
Read Wood's reply to Amanda here,
The first is illegal. The second is a lie. https://t.co/0jD1dvtInC
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 12, 2017
When Woods called Amber a liar and denied if the incident ever happened, Amber tweeted back,
Calling me liar, James? This is now far from over. That I can promise.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 12, 2017
Within less than 24 hours of the tweet, she wrote an open letter to Woods in which she accused Woods of sexual harassment. Teen Vogue published Amber's open letter on September 13.
My Open Letter to James Woods by Amber Tamblyn | Teen Vogue https://t.co/7LEzRc8q4M
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 13, 2017
Amber Tamblyn wrote an open letter to James Woods in 2017 claiming sexual harassment and calls out him "Predator"
Many of Amber's fan tweeted in support of Amber and many even made negative comments on Woods.
Read the full letter below.
Dear Mr. Woods,
What you are experiencing is called a teachable moment. It is called a gift. It is called a humbling. It is called Jesus, I come to thee. It is called an awakening. It is called a growth edge. It is called hope.
The hope being that through this experience, you can change. You can redefine the man who will come after this moment and this man who came before.
Since you've now called me a liar, I will now call you a silencer. I see your gaslight and now will raise you a scorched earth.
My friend Billy and I were at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard seeing a band we loved. We decided to go to Mel's diner on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood to get burgers after. I had just gotten my driver's license and very specifically remember my nervousness trying to park in the diner parking lot. Upon leaving the restaurant we were stopped by you and your friend, who both seemed very nice. At one point you suggested we should all go to Las Vegas together. "It's such a great place, have you ever been?" You tried to make it sound innocent. This is something predatory men like to do, I've noticed. Make it sound innocent. Just a dollop of insinuation. Just a hair of persuasion. Just a pinch of suggestion. "It will be so much fun, I promise you. Nothing has to happen, we will just have a good time together." I told you my age, kindly and with no judgment or aggression. I told you my age because I thought you would be immediately horrified and take back your offer. You laughed and said, "Even better. We'll have so much fun, I promise."
Here's the thing, Mr. Woods. At that time I was not a public persona. I had done a couple years on a soap opera as an actress, but you wouldn't know me from Adam. I'm sure you've racked your brain trying to remember how you could've possibly hit on the actress Amber Tamblyn at a diner almost two decades ago. You think, it's not possible, there's no way I would've been so stupid as to hit on a 16-year-old known actress. But I wasn't known then, James. I was just a girl. And I'm going to wager that there have been many girls who were just girls or women who were just women who you've done this to because you can get away with it.
The saddest part of this story doesn't even concern me but concerns the universal woman's story. The nation's harmful narrative of disbelieving women first, above all else. Asking them to first corroborate or first give proof or first make sure we're not misremembering or first consider the consequences of speaking out or first let men give their side or first just let your sanity come last.
So it is with hope, Mr. Woods, that I ask you to go inward now and ask yourself the hard stuff. The ominous unconscious stuff. The archetypal masculinity stuff. The power-play stuff. The perversion persuasion stuff. The secretive stuff. The id's most cherished stuff.
Only you and your darkness know who you are. Only you and your actions know what you've done. That means you and only you have the power to change your behavior.
Are you and your history with women and girls a part of the problem, Mr. Woods?
Go now and look in the mirror and ask yourself if this is true. Go on, I'll wait. But I won't hold my breath.
Tamblyn then in wrote in the New York Times op-ed following her Twitter exchange with Woods. She says,
"For women in America who come forward with stories of harassment, abuse and sexual assault, there are not two sides to every story, however noble that principle might seem,"
We ask every woman to come forward in case of sexual harassment.
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