Ashley Judd has previously recalled stories of rape, molestations, and incest by unnamed adult males. She’s suing Twitter trolls for sexually lame attacks on her after a University of Kentucky sports tweet. Now she’s come out with a tale of illegal sexual harassment by an unnamed studio chief in the late 90′s. Judd claims she reveals these tales as they come back to her, in the name of providing empowering examples for other women. She doesn’t name any of the perpetrators which brings her threshold of proof down to zero. You can asses for yourself what it does to her credibility.
Ashley Judd describes how her Anon film executive harasser would constantly come on to her with trite little bits about grabbing a late meal up in his hotel room, or coming upstairs to help him pick out what to wear. Basically, what every other guy has had to do to get women over to their place since Blockbuster went out of business. Then it got worse:
The ultimate thing when I was weaseling out of everything else was, ‘Will you watch me take a shower?’
In that moment, I told him something like, ‘When I win an Academy Award in one of your movies.’ He said, ‘No, when you get nominated.’ I said, ‘No, no, when I win an Academy Award.’ That was a small moment of power when I was able to contradict him and hold to my reality. And then I got out of there. And by the way, I’ve never been offered a movie by that studio. Ever.”
Well, that case seems open and shut. No man should compel a woman to hold her reality, let alone his towel while he showers. Though I’m not sure that’s exactly illegal. Just gross. Especially if he’s old and fat. If he’s young and handsome and successful, it’s a cute story to tell your friends after you get back from your honeymoon together.
Judd claims this same studio chief hit on tons of other women in Hollywood the exact same way. Did he not hire any of these actresses as well? Did he make only gay gladiator films? Why don’t you throw us a name every now and then so we can judge for ourselves. Also, while you’re at it, could you do my back? I’m kidding. Also, judgement proof.
Photo credit: Getty Images