The 68-year-old actor is suing a Twitter user for $10 million for a tweet that suggested he was a "cocaine addict."
According to court documents obtained by ET, Woods is suing Twitter user @abelist, who he refers to as "AL," for defamation over a derogatory tweet, a message claimed to be sent to "thousands of AL's followers and hundreds of thousands of Mr. Woods' followers." Woods' lawsuit was filed on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
"Woods is not now or has never been a cocaine addict, and AL had no reason to believe otherwise," the claim reads. "Rather, AL's 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."
It further states that "for over forty-five years, Woods has worked tirelessly to build a career and reputation as one of the most hard-working, prolific and recognizable actors of our time," but now his attorney alleges that reputation is at stake.
"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."
As of Friday, the user account @abelist no longer exists on Twitter.