The lawsuit filed by Ashley Judd against the accused film boss Harvey Weinstein starts in early 2020. The actress also accuses Weinstein of damaging her film career.
The case starts on 28 January 2020 at the Los Angeles District Court, writes Deadline Monday. “We look forward to proving the disgusting behavior of Mr. Weinstein,” says Judge’s lawyer Theodore Boutrous against the film site. The process is expected to last two weeks.
The fifty-year-old actress, known from Kiss the Girls, is one of the first women to publicly say that the Hollywood producer would be guilty of sexual abuse.
As she struggled when he approached her, Weinstein would have put her on a sort of blacklist, so that Judd could no longer get her acting job.
“I lost track of work and therefore also money, my name has been thrown away, I dare say that with certainty,” said the actress in an interview with ABC News.
Director Peter Jackson cooperates with the case
Lord of The Rings director Peter Jackson cooperates with the case. Jackson says that at the time he was not allowed to cast a number of female actresses, among whom Judd, for his films. Why not, he was not told. Jackson would meanwhile have been extensively spoken.
Weinstein is accused by dozens of women of rape, assault and sexual harassment. There are currently several cases against him.
The case in New York revolves around two women, of whom one would have been sexually abused in 2006. The other person was raped in 2013.
In London too, research is being conducted into the fallen film producer. Scotland Yard recently announced that an eleventh person has accused Weinstein of sexual abuse.