Ashley Judd describes making deal with Harvey Weinstein to escape sexual assault

by Wade Massey October 27, 2017, 0:08
Ashley Judd describes making deal with Harvey Weinstein to escape sexual assault

When Weinstein subsequently invited her to join him on a trip to Paris, she declined, she said. She went on to star in two more Weinstein productions.

"Step by step, it was a power play to shut me down to do what he wanted to do to me", she explained. "This is something I did not want", she told The News. He gave her champagne and came back into the room in a bathrobe, insisting on her giving him a massage and later performing oral sex on her, despite her repeatedly saying no, she said at the news conference. "I believe that I disassociated during the time that he was having sex with me".

"He kept coming back at me with all this other stuff", the actress said.

Huett's New York-based lawyer, Jeff Herman, who specializes in sexual-abuse cases, told USA TODAY he and Huett aim to put the "Hollywood casting couch" culture on trial through the lawsuit. You don't know how to respond to something like that.

"I remember he took his trousers off and sat on my bed", she said. Police in Los Angeles, New York and London have opened criminal investigations.

"We allege the Weinstein Company knew that Harvey Weinstein. was using his position at the Weinstein Company to bring young, aspiring actresses into vulnerable places where he would then prey on them", he said.

"Taking on a powerful guy like that is too much, it's too intimidating, so what we are seeing is a collective empowerment of women", Herman says. "That's how he rolled", she said. "Is he on the patio?' And they said, 'No, he's in his room, ' and I was like, 'Are you kidding me?'" Judd said, adding that it was all part of his "pattern of sexual predation".

"Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein", his spokeswoman said Tuesday, reiterating a prior statement to the media. And the first lawsuit was filed against the struggling Weinstein Company, asserting its board covered up Weinstein's behavior and and seeking to "put the casting couch on trial".

Herman said executives must have always been on notice of his behaviour, based on the decades-long history of allegations and confidential settlements now being made public.

Huett said at a news conference Wednesday that she met Weinstein in November 2010 at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills to discuss possible roles for her in television and film.

The actress then pointed to another photo from the same event, one where it appears they were holding hands but Judd noted he must've grabbed her arm for the cameras.

She said the meeting began at the hotel bar, where Weinstein turned the conversation towards her breasts.

She said it turned her off to Hollywood, leading her to move back to NY.

Malthe, who is from Norway, said she left the US after that incident and became depressed and anxious.

Actor Julianne Moore has said she hopes disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, is "prosecuted". I just felt like I had to share my story. She also credits her snap decision as brilliant.


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