Ashley Judd said Harvey Weinstein sabotaged her career because she “was not afraid” to stand up to his sexual advances.
“I was not frightened of Harvey Weinstein and I think that was why he blackballed me,” the 49-year-old actress shared in an interview with BBC that airs in full on Monday. (RELATED: What Ashley Judd Would Say To Weinstein Now Will Surprise A Lot Of People)
“I think that is why he blacklisted me and did, unfortunately, as we know now, such a successful job sabotaging my career,” she added. “Because he continued to harass me between 97 and 99.”
The “Double Jeopardy” star said during the interview the disgraced film producer “absolutely harassed” her and “abused his power.”
She was one of dozens of women, including fellow actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, who broke their silence last year and accused the fallen movie mogul of sexual misconduct.
Judd shared her story with The New York Times in a bombshell expose in October detailing several sexual harassment accusations against Weinstein.
The actress claims Weinstein appeared in a bathrobe after he called her to his hotel room two decades ago and repeatedly asked her for a massage or if she would watch him shower. She said she refused and fled the room.