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Time's Person of the Year 2017 Are 'Silence Breakers' Like Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Taylor Swift & More

Time has named the #MeToo movement, or “the silence breakers,” as their Person of the Year for 2017. The #MeToo movement is a social media movement that shows just how many people have been the victim of sexual misconduct.

The magazine writes, “These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results: nearly every day, CEOs have been fired, moguls toppled, icons disgraced. In some cases, criminal charges have been brought.”

Many are quoted in the article, including Ashley Judd, who spoke out about Harvey Weinstein, and Taylor Swift, who came forward about a DJ who groped her during a photo opp.

“I figured that if he would be brazen enough to assault me under these risky circumstances,” Taylor told the magazine, “imagine what he might do to a vulnerable, young artist if given the chance.”

“I started talking about Harvey the minute that it happened,” Ashley said. “Literally, I exited that hotel room at the Peninsula Hotel in 1997 and came straight downstairs to the lobby, where my dad was waiting for me, because he happened to be in Los Angeles from Kentucky, visiting me on the set. And he could tell by my face—to use his words—that something devastating had happened to me. I told him. I told everyone.”

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See the shortlist of other candidates for Person of the Year.

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Ashley Judd Gets Back to Work on 'A Dog's Way Home' Following Harvey Weinstein Accusations

Ashley Judd is officially back to work on her new movie A Dog’s Way Home after she and other women spoke out to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment last month.

The 49-year-old actress was spotted filming new scenes for the drama – set for a 2018 release date – on Friday (November 17) in Vancouver, Canada.

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She was joined by her co-stars Alexandra Shipp and Jonah Hauer-King.

Ashley sported a brown trench coat and looked pleased to be back on set with the cast and crew.

Ashley was instrumental in leading more than 60 other women to break their silence about Harvey‘s actions.

ICYMI, see what she most recently had to say about sexual abuse in the wake of the former film executive’s scandal.

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Ashley Judd Opens Up About Sexual Abuse in Wake of Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Ashley Judd is speaking out about her experience with sexual assault from a young age.

The 49-year-old actress and activist, who was among one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, spoke about her past at the HOPE for Depression Research Foundation luncheon on Wednesday (November 8) in New York City.

“I was sexually abused the first time I was in second grade. And I’m a teller – Harvey knows that,” she told the audience. “I went straight to some adults and said, ‘This just happened, this guy molested me,’ and the adults said, ‘Oh, that’s not what he meant, he’s a nice old guy.’”

“There was another sexual assault I experienced when I was wearing a green and gold cheerleading uniform, which is all I know, which means I was in the 7th or 8th grade. This guy is a registered sex offender in a county that is contiguous to where I live in Tennessee, but I have no conscious memory of that assault whatsoever.”

In spite of her past traumas, Ashley believes that she is now “a living example of why there is hope.”

Ashley was honored with the HOPE award for Depression Advocacy during the event.

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Ashley Judd Feels 'Special' & 'Supported' After Telling Harvey Weinstein Story

Ashley Judd has made her first official appearance since revealing she was one of the women harassed by Harvey Weinstein in a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer.

The 49-year-old actress joined Jane Fonda, Julianna Margulies, Gloria Steinem, Judith Light, and Marisa Tomei at the Women’s Media Center 2017 Women’s Media Awards held at Capitale on Thursday (October 26) in New York City.

“I feel very special,” Ashley said in regards to being honored at the event (via E!). “I feel loved. I feel adored. I feel supported. I feel like I’m in [a] community.”

“And to the couple of women who came up to me today and gave me anonymous love letters, I’d like to say, this is for you,” Ashley added. “[I'd] been telling my story for a very long time. I was very forthcoming about my experiences all these years. And it was just the moment when I could be—when The New York Times was willing to throw their venerable and considerable resources behind the investigative reporting of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohy—who’s here tonight—that everyone could hear the story.”

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Ashley Judd Reveals What She'd Say to Harvey Weinstein Today (Video)

Ashley Judd is giving her first interview since revealing she was one of the women harassed by Harvey Weinstein.

During her first sit-down interview, Ashley was asked questions by Diane Sawyer about if there’s hope for him.

“I believe there is hope and help for everyone. It has to be the appropriate help. And there has to be a real profound understanding on the part of the sexual predator,” Ashley said.

She then was asked by Diane what she would say to Harvey right now.

“Her answer surprised us,” Diane‘s voice could be heard in voice over. “But she wants to make it clear that she’ll never forgive what he did to women. But something else comes from her deep faith.”

“What I would say to Harvey is, ‘I love you and understand you are sick and suffering. And there is help for a guy like you, too. And it’s entirely up to you to get that help,’” Ashley said. When Diane commented on the surprising nature of that answer, Ashley responded, “It’s just who I am…It’s an easier way to roll through the air than the alternative.”

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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.”

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sexual Harassment By Ashley Judd & Others, He Issues Statement in Response

Women are coming forward alleging that powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them. One of those women is Ashley Judd.

In an encounter years ago, Ashley said she was invited to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel and met Harvey in a room, where he was wearing only a robe and asked if she wanted to massage him or watch him shower.

“How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” Ashley told the New York Times. According to the publication, the accusations go back three decades. Over the years, he has reached settlements with an assistant in New York in 1990, an actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and a woman named Lauren O’Connor, who said she was left “crying and very distraught” after he had her massage him without his clothes on in a hotel room.

Harvey responded to the allegations, “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.” Harvey also added he’s continuing to work on himself by seeing therapists to “deal with this issue head on.” He plans to take a leave of absence.

Harvey also released a statement to THR, saying, “I so respect all women and regret what happened. I hope that my actions will speak louder than words and that one day we will all be able to earn their trust and sit down together with Lisa to learn more. Jay Z wrote in 4:44 ‘I’m not the man I thought I was and I better be that man for my children.’ The same is true for me.”

Harvey‘s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, called him “an old dinosaur learning new ways.” She also said she has “explained to him that due to the power difference between a major studio head like him and most others in the industry, whatever his motives, some of his words and behaviors can be perceived as inappropriate, even intimidating.”

“From the outside, it seemed golden – the Oscars, the success, the remarkable cultural impact,” Mark Gill, former president of Miramax Los Angeles, told the NYT. “But behind the scenes, it was a mess, and this was the biggest mess of all.”