James Woods responds to Armie Hammer, Amber Tamblyn following Twitter dustup

Luca Guadagnino's festival hit Call Me By Your Name -- a gay romantic drama starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in the story of a graduate student who falls in love with his professor's underage son -- has received rave reviews (currently 98% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and Oscar buzz, all ahead of its Nov. 24 release. 

On Monday, however, the film kicked off a Twitter firestorm that saw James Woods, Hammer and Amber Tamblyn get caught up in an online feud of sorts that included accusations of questionable behavior as well as lying. But to understand the full digital back-and-forth, it's best to start at the beginning. 

On Sunday evening, gay website Towleroad tweeted out a link to its coverage of an Entertainment Weekly post featuring Hammer reading five minutes of the Andre Aciman novel on which the film is based for a new audio book. The link prompted conservative gay author Chad Felix Green to reply to the tweet with a criticism of the film's subject matter. He posted: "24 year old man. 17 year old boy. Stop." (Underage gay sex is something Green has written about in the past; as a HuffPost contributor, he published What Happens When Men Have Sex with Teenage Boys in February of this year.)

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24 year old man. 17 year old boy. Stop. https://t.co/0IpoJYRaF5
As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #NAMBLA https://t.co/WqAnYxB604
@RealJamesWoods Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60.......?
@armiehammer James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. "I'… https://t.co/IXH1sSvMVW
The first is illegal. The second is a lie. https://t.co/0jD1dvtInC
Somebody told me the libs are yelping. Troll traffic is up. I don't pay any attention really. I like Armie Hammer a… https://t.co/fY8bEq1SRC
Okay, now I want all my little trolls to put on their onesies and go to bed! Final word on this: I don't give a shit what liberals think.
Since I know people love to question the intengrity and honesty of women when they come forward with stories like t… https://t.co/AhnHfAXBOE
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Later that night, Woods noticed Green's tweet and chimed in on the film, writing, "As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #NAMBLA" The hashtag refers to the controversial North American Man/Boy Love Association, which is a pedophilia advocacy organization. (The age of consent in California is 18; in Italy where the film is set, it is 14.)

Monday morning, Hammer, 31, responded to Woods' tweet by condemning the actor for dating younger women, writing, "Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60.......?'

According to multiple reports, Woods started dating his current girlfriend Kristen Bauguess, in 2013 when she was 20 years old and he was 66 years old. (Woods turned 70 on April 18.) 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 either 19 or 20 years old. 

Later Monday, Tamblyn, 34, entered the conversation by accusing Woods of hitting on her when she was just a teenager. “James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once,” the actress wrote on Twitter. “He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m 16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said."

See photos of James Woods and his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend:

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actor James Woods (R) and Ashley Madison arrive to the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: James Woods and Ashley Madison attend the GBK And Tic Tac Gift Lounge In Honor Of The 2011 Emmy Nominees And Presenters - Day 2 at W Hollywood on September 17, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: James Woods and Ashley Madison attend the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception held at Pacific Design Center on September 16, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Actor James Woods (R) and Ashley Madison attend The Cinema Society & Everlon Diamond Knot Collection screening of 'Welcome To The Rileys' on October 18, 2010 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
James Woods and Ashley Madison attend HBO's 'Too Big to Fail' premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on May 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
Actor James Woods (R) and Ashley Madison arrive at the Vanity Fair Academy Awards� party at Mortons restaurant. (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)
James Woods and Ashley Madison during 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at Mortons in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
James Woods and Ashley Madison (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
James Woods (right), with his girlfriend Ashley Madison (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 30: Actor James Woods and girlfriend Ashley Madison attend the The Young Hollywood Awards Countdown Party at Primary Action Liberace?s Penthouse on March 30, 2006 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
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Woods, a prolific Twitter user, did not immediately respond to either Hammer or Tamblyn's accusations but he did go on a bit of a Twitter bender, responding to more than a handful of his 851,000 followers. "If somebody has something of value to say, I always love to engage in a dialogue," he wrote, before answering questions about politics, Family Guy and accusing New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow of blocking him. He then faced the day's controversies. 

At first, he made light of Tamblyn's comments, responding to Twitter user Jenn Ward who wrote, "I met you once when you were in Shreveport, La. You stopped by my window in a hospital and asked for directions. Made.My.Day." Woods responded with, "I'm so glad. Did I offer to take you to Vegas?"

A few tweets later, he accused Tamblyn of lying. User Amanda Kendall linked the movie's subject and Tamblyn's accusation by asking Woods a question about the morality and legalities of underage relationships: "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?"

Woods response? "The first is illegal. The second is a lie."

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Woods then replied to another Twitter user who called him brave and asked him how much "crap" he got "for voicing the truth about Armie's new movie?" In his reply, he noted that he was aware of the day's digital feud but that he didn't care much. And he complimented Hammer. 

"Somebody told me the libs are yelping. Troll traffic is up. I don't pay any attention really. I like Armie Hammer as an actor though. A lot," Woods posted Monday night. "Okay, now I want all my little trolls to put on their onesies and go to bed! Final word on this: I don't give a shit what liberals think."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers arrive at the Gold Meets Golden event held at Equinox on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actors Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer attend the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actor Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers arrive at the screening of Focus Features' 'Nocturnal Animals' at Hammer Museum on November 11, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Actors Elizabeth Chambers (L) and Armie Hammer attend the 8th Annual Governors Awards hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 12, 2016, at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. The Academy's Board of Governors is presenting Honorary Oscar Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmaker Frederick Wiseman. / AFP / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association And InStyle Celebrate The 2017 Golden Globe Award Season at Catch LA on November 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers attend the 'Free Fire' Closing Night Gala during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers attend the 'Noctournal Animals' Headline Gala screening during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Armie Hammer (R) and wife Elizabeth Chambers attend the premiere of 'The Birth of a Nation' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on September 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers attend the 'Nocturnal Animals' Red Carpet Premiere for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival Premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Walter McBride/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Armie Hammer (L) and Elizabeth Chambers attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle's annual celebration of the Toronto International Film Festival at Windsor Arms Hotel on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for InStyle )
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer attend the world premiere of 'Free Fire' during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 7, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Actors Elizabeth Chambers (L) and Armie Hammer attend the 'The Birth Of A Nation' Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11: Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers arrive at the Sundance Institute 'NIGHT BEFORE NEXT' held at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel on August 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers attend Hammer Museum's 'Gala in the Garden' Sponsored by Bottega Veneta at Hammer Museum on October 10, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: Actors Elizabeth Chambers (L) and Armie Hammer, both wearing Bottega Veneta, attend the Hammer Museum Gala in Garden sponsored by Bottega Veneta at Hammer Museum on October 10, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Hammer Museum)
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 03: (L-R) Actors Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer attend Feed Supper with Lauren Bush Lauren X Nathan Turner at The Westfield on October 3, 2015 in Woodland Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Nathan Turner)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 9: Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer attend the Salvatore Ferragamo 100th Year Celebration in Hollywood and Rodeo Drive Flagship Store Opening on September 9, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
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