Famous actress Ashley Judd decided to open up about her experience involving Harvey Weinstein in a new interview. The actress was actually one of the first women to speak against Weinstein in an in depth article published by the New York Times.
So, during an interview with ABC News, Ashely said that the time that has passed after she talked to the New York Times has been very intense for her. “It’s been an absolutely, tremendously moving two-and-a-half or three weeks,” the star explained during her interview. “I talked with my dad and I talked with my mom and told them I was thinking [about speaking out] and she said, ‘Go get him,'” Ashley went on to add.
Ashley also talked during this interview about the meetings she had with Weinstein and how she constantly had to refuse his advances. The star said that she and the famous Hollywood producer first met at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel about two decades ago. She was asked to go to his room and Weinstein was waiting for her in a bathrobe. The actress said that he asked her to allow him to give her a massage. Weinstein also asked Ashley to watch him shower.
“I fought with this volley of ‘no’s’ which he ignored. Who knows, maybe he heard them as ‘maybe.’ Maybe he heard them as ‘yes’s.’ Maybe they turned him on. I don’t know,” she said. The actress explained that she managed to get out by promising Weinstein that she would help him choose a suit for the day when she would win an Oscar for one of his movies.
When Ashley met Weinstein again, he remembered the agreement. “Remember that little agreement we made. Think I got that script for you. Hey, just looking around for the material,” the producer told her. “I was coming right at him … He looked at me and he said, ‘You know, Ashley, I’m gonna let you out of that little agreement we made.’ And I said, ‘You do that, Harvey. You do that,'” she also added. She claimed that she made two movies with his companies, but she rarely saw him.