Ashley Judd has bravely come forward to reveal that she was sexually harassed by a movie studio mogul.
“I was sexually harassed by one of our industry’s most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses….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,” Ashley told Variety about the event, which took place in 1997.
“He was very stealth and expert about it. He groomed me, which is a technical term – Oh, come meet at the hotel for something to eat. Fine, I show up. Oh, he’s actually in his room. I’m like, Are you kidding me? I just worked all night. I’m just going to order cereal. It went on in these stages. It was so disgusting. He physically lured me by saying, ‘Oh, help me pick out what I’m going to wear,’” Ashley said. “The ultimate thing when I was weaseling out of everything else was, ‘Will you watch me take a shower?’”
Ashley did not name the exec who was sexually harassing her.
Read Ashley‘s entire retelling of the events over at Variety.