Ashley Judd opened up about her experiences working with The New York Times regarding the cases of sexual assault and harassment levied against Harvey Weinstein on the 5th of November. Judd said she did it “because it was the right thing to do,” when speaking about why she chose to speak up.
Ashley said she’s “told this story many times before” including when she spoke with her father when he was in the lobby after the incident in the hotel occurred.
She mentioned the assault in question many times, but Judd never said the name of the perpetrator. As a coping mechanism for what had happened, the actress spent time by herself for awhile and it all became “very easy.”
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) December 6, 2017
Judd said she realized she had to tell her story and if she didn’t do something about it, it would haunt her. She said, “I sure am glad I did.”
As you may know, the 49-year-old actress claimed Weinstein summoned her up to his room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel nearly two decades ago, and he greeted her naked in a bathrobe.
The actress – who claimed she was assaulted when she was just 7-years-old – said she knew what it felt like to experience molestation.
During Wednesday’s issue of Time Magazine, Ashley Judd, Alyssa Milano, Tarana Burke, Taylor Swift, Rose McGowan, Terry Crews and others were listed as the “silence breakers.” Judd said that, because she lived in a “lacuna” at the time, there was an apparent gap between the world she lived in at the time and that of the entertainment industry. She had no idea what would happen or how the public would perceive it.