James Woods dumped by 'political liberal' talent agent on Fourth of July

James Woods'Once Upon a Time in America' film premiere at the New York Film Festival New York America- 27 Sep 2014

James Woods'Once Upon a Time in America' film premiere at the New York Film Festival New York America- 27 Sep 2014

Actor and right-wing tweeter James Woods announced early this morning that he was dropped by his talent agent Ken Kaplan yesterday, with the agent apparently citing a sense of patriotism as the reason.

"It's the 4th of July and I'm feeling patriotic", Kaplan wrote.

Woods, whose notable films include Videodrome, Casino, and Disney's Hercules, has become a Twitter icon among conservatives for his political commentary and politically incorrect humor.

The 71-year-old star, whose movies include of "Salvador" and "Ghosts of MS", quickly hit back, labelling Ken Kaplan a "political liberal" who he thought would want to embrace free speech.

Woods on Thursday shared on Twitter an email from his agent, Ken Kaplan.

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Woods, an outspoken conservative who once blamed Al Sharpton for the killing of two NYPD officers, took to Twitter to share the email his former agent sent to him on Wednesday. I was thinking if you're feeling patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one's right to think as an individual.

Kaplan added: "I mean I could go on a rant but you know what I'd say". The actor went on to thank Kaplan for "all [his] hard work and devotion" on his behalf. The 71-year-old actor also shared his response with his 1.58 million followers.

Woods found himself under fire last fall after actress Amber Tamblyn called him "predatory" in an open letter inspired by the #MeToo movement, claiming he tried to pick her and a friend up at a diner when she was 16. He's guested multiple times as a voice actor on animated comedy Family Guy.

Kaplan did not give any specific reasons for severing ties with Woods, and he did not immediately respond to TooFab's request for comment.

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