U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein

11 January, 2019, 22:48 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sex harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein

The actress has accused the disgraced producer of sexual misconduct and maintains he worked to sabotage her career when she spurned his advances.Though the harassment portion of her case against the former movie mogul can not proceed, her allegations of defamation will be heard in court next year.

So yes, it's disappointing to see Judd's harassment claim thrown out, but it's likely that Weinstein will finally see some consequences for decades of alleged abuses.

But in a footnote to the ruling, Judge Gutierrez said he was not determining whether Ms Judd was sexually harassed by Mr Weinstein "in the colloquial sense of the term".

But in a statement late on Wednesday, Judge Gutierrez said the law that deals with sexual misconduct claims in professional relationships, which was revised to include directors and producers, could not be applied retrospectively to Ms Judd's case. "The only question presented by the current motion is whether the harassment that Plaintiff allegedly suffered falls within the scope of the California statute that she has sued under".

Weinstein's lawyer, Phyllis Kupferstein, responded by saying they saw future wins against Judd, in a statement to CNN: "We have said from the beginning that this claim was unjustified, and we are pleased that the court saw it as we did".

Judd's attorney, Theodore J Boutrous Jr, said that this ruling does not change Judd's case. About a year later, Judd claims, Weinstein badmouthed her to director Peter Jackson, who had been considering her for a role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Representatives for Ms Judd and Mr Weinstein could not immediately be reached for comment on the ruling. Weinstein has denied those allegations.

Judd's lawsuit had alleged Weinstein "cornered her in a hotel room in 1997 under the guise of discussing business".

Judd appeared in Frida and Crossing Over which were distributed by Weinstein's companies (Miramax and The Weinstein Company) in 2002 and 2009 respectively.

Weinstein, 66, also faces criminal prosecution in New York City and is the target of other criminal investigations.

The disgraced Hollywood producer of movies like "Shakespeare in Love" has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 70 women. He has denied all allegations of "nonconsensual sexual activity".

His five charges are two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and one count each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty.

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