Ashley Judd said that it is the right thing to do to come forward with her allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.
Ashley Judd said that the reason why they came forward to report on the disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, sexual misconduct earlier this year was because “it was the right thing to do.”
Judd, who spoke on the TimeTalks’ “Uncovering of Sexual Harassment” discussion in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, she said, and they went to The New York Times with her experience because “they trust their journalistic integrity,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The New York Times’ exposé on Weinstein reported inappropriate encounters with some women endured from the disgraced producer. Judd was one of the women in the expose.
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Judd told the Times that she met him at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills in 1997 for a meeting. She was taken to his hotel room where he opened the door in his bathrobe. The Hollywood legend asked Judd to give him a massage, or watch him while he showed, the actress said. They refused his offer and advances and quickly left the room.
The “Divergent” star said, as soon as they left the room they began to talk about the incident in private. Judd said she met her father in the hotel because he was in town to visit her and immediately told him.
Harvey Weinstein has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.
Literally: “I am excited that the hotel room in the Peninsula Hotel in 1997 and came straight downstairs to the lobby, where my father was waiting for me, because he happened to be in Los Angeles from Kentucky, visit me on the set. And he saw on my face, to use his words — that something devastating had happened to me. I told him. I told everyone,” Judd said.
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Judd said she did not with the allegations, because there was no “place for us to report these experiences,” Vulture reported.
The actress said that she went to the Great Smoky Mountains for five days after the story was published, but returned and began to get involved in meetings about sexual harassment in Hollywood.
“The conversations I have with my fellow actors are incredibly rewarding,” Judd said. “They are absolutely blowing this out of the water.”
On Wednesday, Judd was featured on the cover of TIME magazine ‘ s man of the Year in question, who gave the annual honor to “the silence breakers.” Judd was featured in the article as one of the first stars to come forward with her story on Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior.