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Ashley Judd Files Sexual Harassment and Defamation Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein

Ashley Judd Files Sexual Harassment and Defamation Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein

Ashley Judd — who alleges that Harvey Weinstein behaved inappropriately toward her in the mid-1990s — is suing the disgraced producer Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The two-time Golden Globe nominee is seeking damages for sexual harassment and defamation, also contending that Weinstein violated California’s Unfair Competition Law. Any winnings would be donated to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, Judd said in a statement.

Once Judd had been cast in Miramax’s 1995 film, “Smoke,” she was summoned to a breakfast meeting with its co-founder, Weinstein, at the Peninsula Beverly Hills. She was directed to his room, where he awaited her dressed in a bathrobe, seeking a massage or a shower audience. Although Judd declined, she did appear in “Smoke” and a second Miramax feature, “Kiss the Girls.”

The actress first recounted the incident to Variety in October 2015, omitting Weinstein’s name. Two years later, she became

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