Weinstein ignored my volley of no's: Ashley Judd details alleged harassment

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 13:51 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 27 (ANI): One of the first women to publicly accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, actor Ashley Judd has, for the first time, detailed alleged harassment by him.

In an interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer, the 49-year-old opened up about the business meeting with Weinstein in his hotel room two decades ago where he allegedly asked her to pick out his suit and watch him shower.

"I thought no meant no. 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," Judd said, as reported by People Magazine.

She invented a strategy to escape his room as quickly as possible. "Finally, I just said, 'when I win an Oscar in one or your movies, ok?'" she recalled.

"He said, 'yeah, when you get nominated.' I said, 'no, when I win an Oscar.' And then I just fled."

"If he's a rapist, he absolutely should go to jail," Judd added.

"What I would say to Harvey is, 'I love you and I understand that you are sick and suffering and there is help for a guy like you too,' " she told Sawyer. "'It's entirely up to you to get that help.'" (ANI)

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