Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein for alleged sabotage for acting career
Harvey Weinstein was once on top of Hollywood. When allegations of his sexual frenzy came to light, it not only sparked his downfall. It ushered in a tidal wave of exposure of sexual inappropriateness in the film industry.
Half a day after Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against defamatory film mogul Harvey Weinstein for defamation, sexual harassment and exertion Ashley Judd made her case America on [Good Good Morning] Tuesday  "I lost the opportunity, I lost money, I lost status and prestige and power in my career because I was sexually harassed and rejected the sexual harassment," she told Amy Robach.
The suit, brought by Gibson Dunn Company, focuses on Mr. Peter Jackson's December 1945 commentary on the New Zealand publication Stuff, in which he recalled that Weinstein referred him to the cast of Judd or Mira Sorvino holds rings in the late 1990s. In the report, Jackson says he was "fed with false information" about the professionalism of Judd, with whom he met in 1998 to discuss a role in his planned adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien Fantasy novel
Judds lawsuit states that as Jackson and Walsh Weinstein's company, which owned the rights to the Lord of the Rings films, said they wanted to toss Judd, "Tartar torched Mrs. Judd's incredible career opportunity when he told them that the studio had a "bad experience" with Mrs. Judd and that Mrs. Judd was a "nightmare" to work with and should be avoided at all costs. "
Judd was released by the Casting List for LOTR about a year after dismissing Weinstein's attempts at a professional breakfast meeting in his hotel room, according to a press release detailing the lawsuit.
Judd said GMA that she had "played such a role" professionally that her career opportunities "had dropped significantly due to Weinstein's derogatory comments". Her suit, which characterizes Weinstein's actions as "blacklisting", keeps her from working in an Oscar-winning film franchise and harms her career. @ABC EXCLUSIVE: "My career was damaged because I rejected Mr. Weinstein's sexual advances, I know it well." @AshleyJudd One on one with @arobach when she sued Harvey Weinstein: https://t.co/eR4lNo6hTBpic.twitter.com/AYIOdfTrcb
– Good Morning America (@GMA) May 1, 2018
The lawsuit also states that Judd learned only at the end of last year "that something invisible prevented her from getting the job she wanted, and The headwind that curtailed her career was Harvey Weinstein, and specifically the false and vicious statements he made to Jackson and Walsh regarding Ms. Judd's professionalism as an actor.
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Weinstein spokesman Judah Engelmayer has a statement to USA TODAY that claims d he rejects the lawsuit:
"The most fundamental i The investigation of the facts will show that Mr. Weinstein defamed neither Mrs. Judd nor disturbed Mrs. Judd's career and instead pleaded not only for her work, but also repeated her cast for two of his films in the course of the next decade. The actual facts show that Mr. Weinstein was widely known for having fought for Mrs. Judd's first choice for her starring role in Good Will Hunting and had actually arranged for Mrs. Judd to fly to her New York be considered for the role. Thereafter, Mrs. Judd was hired for one but two films by Mr. Weinstein Frida in 2002 and Crossing Over with Harrison Ford in 2009. We look forward to an energetic defense (19659019) In a statement sent by Judd's lawyers to USA TODAY announcing the lawsuit, the actress says she was not the only actress whose career the studio chief attempted to destroy
" Mr. Weinstein's abusive behavior towards others has not harmed aspiring actors and others in the film and entertainment industry, and as my experience and the experience of others show, even a few false statements from Mr. Weinstein could potentially destroy job-changing opportunities, "she said ,
Judd's lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., said in a statement that "The purpose of the lawsuit" is to hold Mr. Weinstein accountable for his retaliation against Ms. Judd, defaming her reputation and interference in her career and the larger ones to shed light on economic harm that results when individuals try to position themselves in authority to punish those who have resisted their dishonest overtures. "
The actress said she is donating a monetary prize to a charity that harms women and combat sexual harassment and discrimination
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