Ashley Judd has filed a lawsuit that claims former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein tried to destroy her career because she would not give in to his sexual advances, according to a new report.
Judd said in an interview with ABC News on Monday that the disgraced Hollywood power broker stooped her from getting work after she rebuffed him.
“I lost career opportunity. I lost money. I lost status and prestige and power in my career as a direct result of having been sexually harassed and rebuffing the sexual harassment,” Judd told ABC News.
“My career opportunities, after having been defamed by Harvey Weinstein, were significantly diminished. My career was damaged because I rebuffed Mr. Weinstein’s sexual advances. I know it for a fact.”
The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and involves Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films, according to The New York Times.
Last year, Jackson publicly admitted that Weinstein stopped him from hiring female actors, including Judd.
The director said he did not know at the time why Weinstein opposed hiring her.
Judd said she would donate any money gained from the lawsuit to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fun.
Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.
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