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Harvey Weinstein Responds to Ashley Judd's Sexual Harrassment Claims

Harvey Weinstein Responds to Ashley Judd's Sexual Harrassment Claims

Harvey Weinstein is responding directly to the sexual harassment claims made against him by Ashley Judd.

The 65-year-old movie producer spoke with The Post after the claims against him were made and says that he “bears responsibility” for his past bad behavior and explains why he plans on suing The New York Times for running the “false” story.

“What I am saying is that I bear responsibility for my actions, but the reason I am suing is because of the Times‘ inability to be honest with me, and their reckless reporting. They told me lies. They made assumptions, Harvey said. “They spent six months researching this article then they gave us just 24 hours to answer it. They did tell us that Ashley Judd was on record, but we thought it would be along the lines of what she told Variety.”

Harvey continued: “But she changed her story when giving it to the Times. I know Ashley Judd is going through a tough time right now, I read her book [her memoir "All That Is Bitter and Sweet"], in which she talks about being the victim of sexual abuse and depression as a child. Her life story was brutal, and I have to respect her. In a year from now I am going to reach out to her.”

Ashley spoke with the Times and said that Harvey once invited him to his hotel room and asked her to massage him and watch him shower.

“I never laid a glove on her,” Harvey says. “After this supposed incident, which she says was in 1997 while filming Kiss The Girls, I took her to an Academy Award party where we were photographed smiling. She claimed to the Times she never worked with me again. She did two movies with me – Frida, which came out in 2002, and Crossing Over with Harrison Ford, released in 2009.”

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  • Virginia Booher Carpenter

    Why wait 20 years to do this?

  • persononhere

    disgusting pig

  • persononhere

    she waited 20 years but about 60 other women didn’t. he’s been sexually exploiting young actresses for YEARS, only Judd just came forward now, although she told her entire family when it happened all those years ago. other women came forward all the time for years and he settled cases with almost all of them so they had to be quiet. read the NYT article, it’s horrible this man is disgusting and admits to everything, it all came out now because he was gonna get sued like Bill Cosby but the girl went and settled for $$$

  • Virginia Booher Carpenter

    I have no sympathy for him. It is too bad that she and her family didn’t use their star power to stop him then. Young women and women trying to climb the ladder of stardom are afraid of the backlash. I have daughter in the industry and I have experienced sexual abuse so again I have no sympathy. I heard his pathetic explanation for his behavior. It is too bad that he still tries to find excuses for his sickness. It is all about power and domination.a

  • tom

    women are disgusting too, they always try to used men to their advantage.

  • Ibulena

    She sound indeed like a pig, but I think Ashly Judd does not have all her marbles.