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Ashley Judd Is Pressing Charges Over Twitter Abuse

Ashley Judd Is Pressing Charges Over Twitter Abuse

Ashley Judd will fight a legal battle against online bullies, who threatened her on social media after she tweeted about the Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference championship victory over the weekend.

“I’m pressing charges,” the 46-year-old actress recently shared to NBC’s Today show.

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Ashley added, “The amount of gender violence that I experience is absolutely extraordinary. And a significant part of my day today will be spent filing police reports at home about gender violence that’s directed at me in social media.” Watch the video below!

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  • namers

    Gender violence? Sucks for real victims of rape, beatings. GET OFF SOCIAL MEDIA and stop blaming others.

  • jason

    ugly redneck

  • Guest

    She’s absolutely right. You guys hating on her, please realise that in some countries and jurisdictions, what you consider casual Twitter hating and abuse is ILLEGAL and punishable by prison terms. Digest that!

  • Mike1288

    Yeah but it isn’t just men hating on her. A ton of woman have been talking $hit so idk why she has to make it a gender issue. She just wants attention. People troll of all genders all day everyday. Maybe she should address abuse period and bullying especially on line. If we can over do political correctness then we can over do being nice for a change.

  • lorines

    How can you sue someone on twitter for bothering you? If you don’t want to deal with online trolls, then don’t have any social media accounts like twitter/facebook/instagram! Stupid celebrities. The only reason a celebrity would have any of those is because they are attention seekers.

  • Guest

    I like her for sticking up for women and people in general. The insults she’s getting are gender based, so why not? Argumentative people like this drive progress. And I don’t think people realise online bullying of this targeted nature is going to become seriously illegal in most places in the near future. It’s a matter of time.

  • Mike1288

    Yeah but isn’t it all based off the old guy? It’s also ageist and people are also saying it’s awkward because of it. To me it’s more a matter of bullying. Guys get harassed about looking “creepy” like John Travolta is it because he’s an older man? Is that not sexist as well? Is an older woman hanging on a guy and kissing his cheek creepy or are they a cougar? It all works itself into a circle. I just think the message should be about being nice and kind and if you don’t feel like it shut your trap.

  • Guest

    That’s assuming harassment of men and women are of the same nature. With women it’s often sexualised and much more violent. Abuse of the feminine is shaming and violent and not just chuckl chuckle creepy. I’m not saying either is acceptable; just pointing out it is USUALLY very different in nature.

  • Adamah Matau

    If she wants attention then it’s attention in which will look at and hopefully control the flow of bullying and saying disgusting things you otherwise wouldn’t say to a stranger passing you in the street. People actually lose jobs over saying nasty things online or don’t get hired because of it as companies these days do Google you and look at your social media activity

  • Mike1288

    Sadly I don’t think that’s the case. No one is nice anymore. People in general have less empathy. Sure the internet allows people to be be even worse at it but in general people are not very nice. Woman and the old don’t get doors held for them anymore, no one c can even be bothered to say thank you, and let’s even get started when people are getting, beaten,robbed, etc. And people just stand and watch. This girl just last week was jumped by 6 girls and all people can do is record it on their phones and cheer. Their are worse problems in than the world than Twitter messages.

  • Guest

    But it’s not just bothering. She and other people in the public eye have received threats. It’s exactly the same as someone coming up to you in the street, at work, or elsewhere and threatening to harm you. This is a criminal offence in most countries – the threat of violence.

    People need to realise that social media doesn’t mean you can go carte blanch with your random hate thoughts even if you’d never harm a fly in real life. Increasingly, the law is catching up and treating it as if you’d said it to their face. So what what you say. Criticism is okay, but threats are not acceptable.

  • Guest

    On the same spectrum but probably slightly less serious is bullying. Bullying laws are also gaining traction so I’d be careful of that too.

  • Adamah Matau

    I think Twitter messages strongly contribute. Also, I think there are still a lot of kind people out there including myself. I hold doors, get up for pregnant women, etc. I know personally I am great offended by how people speak to others online.

    I heard about the jumped girl story but did not watch it. I think people don’t get involved at times because they don’t know the full story. I personally wouldn’t get involved. Not because I don’t care but I’m not going to risk my life for a stranger that likely put themselves in the mess they find themselves in. If my instincts say to intervene then so be it but often times people, even kids create their own shit. I once saw a woman getting slapped around by her guy and then her sister jumped in and she got popped and I thought to intervene or call the police but what happened next was they all got into the car together and went on their merry way. I am sure you heard the story about the girl that got slapped on the train? It happened because she had a foul mouth and she had the audacity to hit the guy first and he reacted. Some might say, never hit a woman but the woman should expect to be hit if she hits first

    Life is complicated. Do the best you can, mind your own business and don’t start things you can’t finish

  • Mike1288

    Well I am sure your a nice person you are a whole lot nicer than other people I have had opposing views with on the internet. But for me I don’t care about circumstances if I see a girl getting jumped I’m going to do something it was one of the worse things I have seen in a while. And people jumped in when the girl was passed out getting her head kicked in. Sorry but it took that long to do something? There were more men then the 6 girls doing the jump. I just think at the end of the day Twitter can be turned off and you can look away I have many times when people say rude things on blogs. You will never get me to believe it’s as worse as someone getting physically roughed up and who I would see as true victims.

  • Mike1288

    She is fighting for woman. None of the quotes here stay otherwise. She says it’s a gender thing. To me bullying knows no gender. People only care when it’s a female how about we care about everyone. It’s the same vain as ” black lives matter,” no ALL lives matter.

  • GodBrandCigarettes

    I am 99.99999999% sure there will be zero pursuit of these ‘haters’. The laws haven’t caught up with the technology. You need a VERY COMPELLING (as in, urgent) reason to get the legal authority to track someone down online. In most developed, first world countries (aka basically all of them) saying mean things, even description of physical threats, isn’t breaking the law. Ms. Judd, bless that good southern belle heart!

  • GodBrandCigarettes

    Honestly, that was laughable. Does she know what gender violence is? Thank god for her being in Hollywood – if you’re gorgeous enough it’s okay to be dumb as fuq. Just don’t try to do real world stuff and she’ll be golden.

  • Guest

    Okay, suddenly there’s an problem with all feminists because they’re attacking MEN’s RIGHTS by denouncing poor treatment of women? I don’t think so.

    There’s a logical error here that can be easily rectified by realising that advocating for women is not mutually exclusive to advocating for men.

    No where does Ashley Judd say that men shouldn’t be respected as well.

  • Adamah Matau

    Well, yes. Typed words and getting your face kicked in can be two different things but as the saying goes(mostly), Physical scars can heal but emotional scars can last a life time. Some people can’t just turn it off and look away. Unfortunately some people live their lives personally and professionally through social media and reading jabs about who you are though they don’t know you for some can be gut wrenching. Personally I laugh at a lot of it but it’s still shocking.

    Ok, let’s say one of the men get involved. One of the girls pulls out a weapon and the man loses his mind while trying to protect the victim. Things get out of hand and the girl gets stabbed. The Mother of the bully sues the man, maybe even attempts to sue the city. Recall the father protecting his daughter on a school bus from bullies and he ended up getting into trouble? You have to be careful getting involved in the dramas of others. It might lead you down a path you don’t want to go down.

    There are times when you can intervene but largely it’s best to mind your own business unless you can affect real change. I’ll sooner just call the police

  • Mike1288

    I didn’t say she did however I think it’s funny that not once has she come to the guys defense who probably can’t defend himself as well yet she makes it about just her and her gender as if another person was never in the situation. She ONLY cares about herself. She made it about a woman’s issue so the media would pay more attention. We all know a story will be carried if it’s made about specific minority groups be it just a minority group in race, religion, woman or homosexuals. I mean why should people care when she can’t be bothered bringing up a guy whose also taking a beating in the media?it’s not right the treat their getting but she is milking the media cover for being a woman when others are involved which is why I said it’s about bullying. Also, I’m sorry but WOMAN are being just as mean as men but it’s as if no woman is saying anything. It can’t be a gender issue if woman are taking part in bashing.

  • Mike1288

    We just differ on the topic that’s all. All I am saying is both genders treat woman horribly online. It’s solely just men being that way to woman. I think it’s just easier to try and blame one fraction on the population when both bear the responsibility to be better people.