James Woods Named By Elizabeth Perkins' #MeToo Statement


In the aftermath of Harvey Weinstein’s rape accusations, more and more women are finding the courage to finally come forward and speak about experiences that they’ve been pressured into keeping quiet.

A lot of famous, powerful men have been named. And the very latest, called out in a very public manner by actress Elizabeth Perkins, is none other than James Woods.

We wish that we could honestly say that we’re surprised … but we’re not.

Elizabeth Perkins in Black

Though it’s no shock to the system to hear James Woods named (more on that in a moment), no one expected his name to come out in quite the way that it did.

Elizabeth Perkins is a skilled, beautiful actress.

Though you may remember her as one of the stars of the ’90s Flintstones film, she is better known for her television work.

Most notably, she was one of the stars of Weeds. Her character’s arc was wild, but began with her courageously advocating for diet sodas to be included on school vending machines.

Since then, she’s had numerous television roles, including guest spots on The Closer and on How To Get Away With Murder.

Well, on Sunday, she made a very different sort of public appearance:

Elizabeth Perkins, Take Back The Workplace

Elizabeth Perkins was one of the marchers at the Take Back The Workplace rally that took place in Hollywood on Sunday.

It’s a play on Take Back The Night, pointing out that plenty of women are sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace or elsewhere by coworkers and bosses.

Plenty of people attend marches like this out of moral support, but it’s clearly a person matter for Elizabeth Perkins.

She carried a handwritten sign with her that displayed a very succinct message:

“James Woods  #MeToo”

That simple sign is a pretty serious accusation against Woods.

Neither Elizabeth Perkins nor James Woods have immediately responded to requests for comments on it.

James Woods Speaks

It’s no secret that James Woods is something of a conservative blowhard.

But the aging actor is known for more than just outrageously transphobic tweets in which he implies that LGBT children will grow up to be serial killers.

Though … that alone is enough to tell you that James Woods is not a good person.

Back in September, James Woods attempted to bash a gay film over the age difference of the (fictional) characters.

The relationship in Call Me By Your Name is a totally legal one, by the way. It seemed clear that James Woods was just having fun linking LGBT media to sexual predators, as many bigots like to pretend that sex with children is just the “next step” after LGBT rights.

Clearly, when James Woods tweeted the jab at the film, he didn’t expect for it to backfire in quite the way that it did.

Elizabeth Perkins

Actress Amber Tamblyn penned an open letter to James Woods and also tweeted about her run-in with him when she was only 16.

Long story short?

Amber Tamblyn accused James Woods of hitting on her and her friend when Amber herself was only 16.

You might think that he made an honest, if gross, mistake. Amber says that this was not the case:

“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.”

Hitting on much younger women is something that a lot of old actors do.

It can be creepy, but so long as it’s within appropriate boundaries (not aggressive, not in a workplace, to name a few guidelines), it’s just standard flirtation.

Hitting on a real-life 16-year-old girl when you’re a grown-ass adult and then doubling down on it when she tells you that she’s a minor?

That is deeply disturbing.

James Woods in 2017

Some might joke that maybe Elizabeth Perkins isn’t James Woods’ type, because she’s old enough to vote.

But … that’s not actually funny.

And whenever James Woods does make a statement about Elizabeth Perkins’ accusation, we should note that “I allegedly prefer them barely legal” is the polar opposite of a believable defense.

A lot of sexual harassment doesn’t take the form of trying to date someone, by the way. And a lot of creeps and predators are fine with a whole spectrum of victims.

Besides, though Elizabeth Perkins has had a long career, the age gap between Elizabeth Perkins and James Woods is nearly old enough for Woods to allegedly try to take to Vegas.

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