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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.
USA TODAY

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 [19659008] "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