2018-05-01 01:16:36 UTC
Ashley Judd has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, saying he damaged her
career by spreading lies about her after she refused his advances. As she told
I lost career opportunity. I lost money. I lost status and prestige and power
in my career as a direct result of having been sexually harassed and rebuffing
the sexual harassment. My career opportunities, after having been defamed by
Harvey Weinstein, were significantly diminished...My career was damaged because
I rebuffed Mr. Weinsteins sexual advances. I know it for a fact.
The suit specifically points to an incident involving Peter Jacksons Lord of
the Rings films, in which Judd was originally slated to have a major part.
Weinstein, however, torpedoed Ms. Judds incredible professional opportunity,
the complaint said, by falsely telling Jackson that Judd was a nightmare who
should be avoided at all costs.
Judd said that if she wins, shell donate all monetary damages to the Times Up
Legal Defense Fund.