Unless you can point to an actual court case, I doubt if this is true.
Various Dallas Buyer's Club, LLC v. Does lawsuits. Here is one example: https://dockets.justia.com/docket/washington/wawdce/2:2014cv01819/207565/
Mr. Nydam, along with several other defendants, is alleged to have participated in a peer-to-peer network using the BitTorrent protocol to download and share Dallas Buyers Club
... Plaintiff has alleged and presented evidence that the IP address assigned to Mr. Nydam copied and distributed pieces of the film.
The court ruling makes clear that the defendant is guilty not just of downloading the movie, but also of distributing it because he used BitTorrent.