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Ashley Judd Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador, Vows To Put End To 15 Million Forced Child Marriages!

Ashely Judd is all smiles while attending a press conference to announce her appointment as The UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations on Tuesday (March 15) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actress was joined by the fund’s executive director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, who made the announcement on Friday (March 11) at a news conference. The fund addresses reproductive health and population issues.

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That same day, Ashley revealed that she will lead a campaign to put an end to 15 million forced marriages of children as young as 9 each year, calling the global problem a “violation of every human right.”

“It is unacceptable. Child marriage in a gruesome way amplifies global gender inequalities,” Ashley told USA Today. “Child brides are voiceless. I am giving voice to these girls, she does not have a choice about when and how to have sex. She does not have a choice about when or how to get pregnant. She is taken out of school and therefore has no access to a primary or secondary education.”

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Ashley Judd Reveals Disgusting Sexual Harassment By Major Movie Exec

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.

Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson Look Perfect at CFDA Awards

Diane Kruger is red hot while arriving at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday (June 1) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actress was joined on the white carpet by her boyfriend Joshua Jackson, Juliette Lewis, and Ashley Judd.

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“On our way to the CFDA awards !! @prabalgurungar,” Diane wrote on Instagram with a pic of herself and Josh in the car. Check out the pic below!

FYI: Diane is wearing Prabal Gurung and carrying an Edie Parker bag. Juliette is wearing Christian Siriano.

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Ashley Judd & Jane Fonda Meet Up at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2015

Ashley Judd is pretty in purple while arriving at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 25) in Washington, D.C.

The 47-year-old actress was joined by Jane Fonda, Carla Gugino, Jane Seymour, Alfre Woodard, Kelly Rutherford, Lauren Cohan, and Katie Couric, who brought husband John Molner.

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“Thank you @katiecouric & @Yahoo for hosting me for the #WHCD2015,” Ashley wrote on Twitter on the same day.

FYI: Ashley is wearing Badgley Mischka. Jane is wearing a Gustavo Cadile dress and a Perrin Paris clutch. Carla is wearing a Lela Rose dress, Pedro Garcia shoes, a Swarovski clutch, Jewelmer earrings, and a Le Vian ring.

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Ashley Judd Pens Powerful Essay About Violence Towards Women, References Own Experience with Rape

Ashley Judd just penned a powerful essay about the sexual violence she received on Twitter over the weekend after posting a competitive tweet pertaining a basketball game.

“During a conference championship game on Sunday, I posted a comment to Twitter that some found unsportsmanlike….The volume of hatred that exploded at me in response was staggering,” the 46-year-old actress wrote in an essay for Mic.com.

“I routinely cope with tweets that sexualize, objectify, insult, degrade and even physically threaten me. I have already — recently, in fact — looked into what is legally actionable in light of such abuse, and have supplied Twitter with scores of reports about the horrifying content on its platform. But this particular tsunami of gender-based violence and misogyny flooding my Twitter feed was overwhelming,” Ashley added.

“What happened to me is the devastating social norm experienced by millions of girls and women on the Internet. Online harassers use the slightest excuse (or no excuse at all) to dismember our personhood….The themes embedded in this particular incident reflect the universal ways we talk about girls and women. When they are violated, we ask, why was she wearing that? What was she doing in that neighborhood? What time was it? Had she been drinking?,” Ashley wrote.

Ashley also detailed that she has been the victim of sexual violence. “The summer of 1984 was tough for me. I experienced two rapes by an adult and systematic molestation from another adult, who also had another man in the room watching (I now understand this was to ensure he had a witness, in order to undermine me in the event I tried to report the incident). I have done purgative, cathartic work on those particular acts of violence. The nature of recovering from trauma is that it can be ongoing, with deeper levels of healing and freedom coming with indefatigable persistence to keep chipping away at it.”

Read her whole essay here.

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!

Shailene Woodley Changes It Up at 'Insurgent' Premiere After Party

Shailene Woodley is sandwiched by her co-stars Ansel Elgort and Ashley Judd while attending the premiere after party for her new film Insurgent held at Guastavino’s on Monday (March 16) in New York City.

The stars were joined by their co-stars Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Daniel Kim, and writer Veronica Roth.

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Earlier in the day, Miles was seen greeting his fans while stepping out of his hotel in the Big Apple.

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