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Ashley Judd was sexually harassed by major movie mogul

Ashley Judd was sexually harassed by major movie mogul

Ashley Judd has revealed that she was sexually harassed by a major movie mogul, but has chosen not to identify the guy. For Variety’s new Power of Women issue, she said, “I was sexually harassed by one of our industry’s most famous, admired-slash-rivaled bosses.”

She was filming her 1997 movie “Kiss The Girls” when she was sexually harassed. She said that the man summoned her to his hotel room under false pretenses. He’d tell her that he wanted to discuss movie roles, but he tried to get her to watch him take a shower.

She said, “I did not recognize at the time what was happening to me. It took years before I could evaluate that incident and realize that there was something incredibly wrong and illegal about it.”

Judd says she feels empowered now, but was powerless at the time of the incident.

“He was very stealth and expert about it,” Judd said. “He groomed me, which is a technical term — ‘Oh, come meet me at the hotel for something to eat.’ He physically lured me.”

Earlier this year, on Mar. 19, Judd penned a powerful personal essay published by about her own experience with rape. She decided to speak out about gender violence after she received obscene comments in response to a tweet.

“What happened to me is the devastating social norm experienced by millions of girls and women on the Internet,” Judd wrote. She also wrote about her experience with rape and sexual assault in her 2011 memoir, All That Is Bitter and Sweet.

I hope her story empowers other women to open up about their experiences.

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 11:11am
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Ashley Judd and her estranged husband are back together!

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles

Ashley Judd and her estranged husband Dario Franchitti are back together!

The 45-year-old actress and her 40-year-old race car driver, are giving their relationship another chance. Sources tell Us Weekly that following Dario’s scary accident at the Grand Prix of Houston earlier this month, the two rekindled their romance. Dario suffered a broken ankle, two fractured vertebrae and a concussion.

“They are going to give it another try after he recovers,” an insider tells Us in its Oct. 28 issue. “His accident made her realize how much she loves him.”

After hearing of his accident, Ashley raced to his side. “Thank you for the prayers for Dario, I have only clothes on my back & the dogs but that’s all that we need & we are on our way,” the Divergent actress wrote on Oct. 6. She later added: “Amazed by the incredible outpouring of care & prayers. Thanks, everyone. Keeping our heads down here & doing what’s in front of us to do.”

Ashley and Dario have been separated since January, when they split after 11 years of marriage. Neither of them ever filed for divorce.


Posted Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 8:08am
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Ashley Judd races to her husband’s side after he suffers major car accident!

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles

Ashley Judd, 45,  raced to her estranged husband’s side on Sunday, after the Grand Prix racer got into a major accident. Dario Franchitti, 40,  was racing at the Houston Grand Prix when his car launched into the air and into a fence, leading him to get a concussion, broken right ankle and two fractured vertebrae. He underwent surgery on Sunday to repair his ankle.

Debris from the vehicle flew into the air after impact, injuring 13 fans in the stadium. “Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes,” he tweeted later in the day. “They mean a lot to me. …I would also like to send my best to all the fans involved in the accident and hope that everyone is alright.”

Ashley rushed out to be by his side at the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. “Thank you for the prayers for Dario, I have only clothes on my back & the dogs but that’s all that we need & we are on our way,” the Divergent star tweeted.

Representatives from IndyCar similarly expressed their condolences to all affected by the Sunday tragedy.

“Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by yesterday’s accident,” the organization told Us in a tatement Monday. “Thank you to the people of Houston for their support of the Grand Prix and their concern for Dario Franchitti, the fans and race personnel. IndyCar is thoroughly reviewing the incident. Reducing the risks that are associated with racing is one of our highest priorities and receives our constant and on-going focus.”

Judd and Franchitti were married for just over 10 years when they announced their decision to separate this past January; though neither party has filed for divorce, it is unclear whether they have reconciled or are simply on good terms.

“We have mutually decided to end our marriage,” the couple said in a statement at the time. “We’ll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed.”

Hopefully he’ll make a full recovery, and then he and Ashley can get back together. 🙂

Here’s video… how scary!


Posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 7:07am
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Ashley Judd will not be running for Senate.

Ashley Judd has decided not to run for the 2014 US Senate.

There had been serious speculation that the actress was considering running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.

Judd took to her Twitter to let her supporters know that she has decided to focus more on her own family.

“After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family,” explained Judd.

She continued, “Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate.”

Judd wants to continue to fight for the rights of families in Kentucky.

Source Photo: Fame/Flynet

Posted Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 8:08am
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