• Tim Matheson is dropping the charges against the unidentified suspect who sent him death threats online
  • The suspect has not made any communication with the "Animal House" star since the latter contacted the LAPD
  • Matheson received death threats after criticizing Melania Trump in a tweet he later described as "foul"

Tim Matheson is no longer pursuing the death threat charges he filed last month because the suspect has not contacted him anymore.

The "Animal House" star filed a report with the LAPD in February after receiving escalating messages from someone online who ended it with a threat, "Pay me big bucks or I will kill you." Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Matheson has not had any further communication with the suspect since he contacted the police, so he no longer wants to pursue the charges against the still unidentified suspect.

Matheson started to receive death threats and criticisms after tweeting about Melania Trump shortly after Joe Biden's inauguration. In his tweet, he implied that the former first lady can't speak English by writing, "So wonderful to have a First lady with class and heart. And, can speak English!"

Several came after Matheson for the said post that prompted him to delete the tweet. The actor later apologized to Trump by commenting on her farewell message, saying that the deleted tweet was "stupid, ignorant, & foul."

"Thank you for your work as the First Lady. I apologize to you for a stupid, ignorant,& foul remark that I made last week on Twitter in reference to http://you. It was wrong, cruel and intolerant of me.I have learned a big lesson from this http://experience.So sorry," he wrote.

Matheson's apology received mixed responses from the other users of the microblogging site. Some commended him for acknowledging his mistake, but others thought the retraction was unnecessary.

"I commend you Sir," one commented.

"Now you are doing the most: What 'works'? What is her lasting legacy? Ok, so you had trump-ish moment. You apologized. You don't have to lie to appease her fanatics," another wrote.

"Yikes. Just read through some of the comments. I realize doing something wrong in the first place isn't helpful, however, when a sincere apology isn't good enough, ...... Not the world I wanna live in. We can do better. Screw Potterville. Think Bedford Falls!" a third user added.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: First Lady Melania Trump walks to the South Lawn to depart the White House on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump travels to Nashville, Tennessee for the final debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The Commission on Presidential Debates changed the format this time, muting of microphones to start each of Thursday's debate segments. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images