Those comments probably fall as non-actionable opinion, but “cocaine addict” is a statement that could be true or false and possibly rise to defamation. That said, given that Woods is a public figure, he’d have to show actual malice to prevail. First, he’ll need to identify the defendant, which probably means that Twitter should be expecting a subpoena soon.
No word is given in the lawsuit on whether Woods attempted to “block” the defendant from following him. Nor does Woods explain whether he ever attempted to mitigate harm by filling out a form Twitter provides to curb abuse on its forum. Instead, he’s hired Michael Weinsten at Lavely & Singer and is going the route of a $10 million defamation lawsuit and resulting headlines.