You may remember Ashley Judd playing a prisoner for a crime she didn’t commit in the 1999 film Double Jeopardy.
Well, the 50 year old is done playing the victim.
After being one of the six women who initially exposed producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault, the actress is now taking matters further.
Ms. Judd has filed papers in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming the disgraced Hollywood mogul ruined her career by spreading “false and malicious statements” regarding her “professionalism as an actor,” particularly to Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, with whom she had initially met regarding a role in the franchise.
The legal action has been supported by fellow starlets, including Reese Witherspoon:
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) May 1, 2018
You are a damn national treasure. Thank you. I’m here for you. https://t.co/LKELJgSiAk
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) May 1, 2018
And Rose McGowan:
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) May 1, 2018
In response, Weinstein released a statement saying, “The most basic investigation of the facts will reveal that Mr. Weinstein neither defamed Ms. Judd nor ever interfered with Ms. Judd’s career, and instead not only championed her work but also repeatedly approved her casting for two of his movies over the next decade.”
We recommend he start rewatching some legal films…