Earlier this week, actor James Woods, who began dating Ashley Madison when she was just 19 and then Kristen Bauguess when she was just 20 and he was 66, tweeted his disgust with the romance between a 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy in the acclaimed film in which she recounted her random meeting with Woods and called him out for adding to the corrosive narrative that women make up their abuse.“The nation's harmful narrative of disbelieving women first, above all else.But a few people pointed out his hypocrisy on Twitter, including the film’s star Armie Hammer and Tamblyn, who said that Woods, who saw her out in Hollywood one night, invited her to Las Vegas with him when she was a teenager.
The movie has received rave reviews (currently 98 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and Oscar buzz ahead of its Nov. Gay author Chad Felix Greene replied to the tweet with a criticism of the film’s subject matter.
Woods, who has in recent years developed a reputation as a Twitter troll, then commented on Green’s tweet, posting, “As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency.
Suppose California raised its age of consent for sex from 18 to 21.
Would that retroactively render Woods' romantic relationships indecent or unethical?
”, citing “multiple reports,” says that Woods, 70, started dating his current girlfriend, Kristen Bauguess, in 2013, when she was 20-years-old and he was 66.
Before Bauguess, he was in a relationship with a woman named Ashley Madison, whom he reportedly started dating when he was 60 and she was 19. When one fan said he had “made her day” after he asked her for directions, Woods responded with, “I’m so glad. ”He later accused Tamblyn of lying when he was asked, “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? In other words, any sex involving someone younger than 18 is a crime, even if the other person is also younger than 18. In California, which has no minimum age for marriage, minors can marry with parental consent and judicial approval.That policy is pretty puzzling, given that extricating oneself from a marriage is considerably more difficult than ending a sexual relationship.In this country, the age of consent is 16 or 17 in 39 states, so the relationship that Woods deemed indecent would be legal in all of those places as well.By contrast, the age of consent in California is 18, and there is no close-in-age exemption.I see your gaslight and now will raise you a scorched earth,” Tamblyn wrote.