Ashley Judd made some waves at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. this year when she proclaimed herself to be a “nasty woman” and perhaps her latest interview reveals why she thinks of herself that way.
Speaking with ABC News, the actress told about an encountered she had with Harvey Weinstein early on in her career wherein she was fearful of the movie producer after getting “trapped” in his hotel room and offered him sex as opposed to being raped by the mogul after she won an Oscar.
I can’t even imagine what that was like. I may not agree with her on probably every issue but that’s unreal, that sort of situation. I feel for her.
“He kept coming at me with all this other stuff, and finally I just said, ‘When I win an Oscar in one of your movies, okay?’” Judd recalled offering.
“And he was like, ‘Yeah, when you get nominated.’ And I said, ‘No! When I win an Oscar.’ And I fled. I just fled,” she said.
“I had no warning,” said Judd, “I remember the lurch when I went to the desk and I said, ‘Mr. Weinstein, is he on the patio?’ and they said, ‘No, he’s in his room.'”
“I was like, ‘Ugh, are you kidding me?’” she thought, but proceeded anyway because she “had a business appointment.”
“That’s his pattern of sexual predation. That’s how he rolled,” the actress noted. “There’s this constant grooming negotiation going on.”
“I thought ‘no’ meant ‘no,’” she said. “I fought with this volley of ‘nos,’ which he ignored. Who knows? Maybe he heard them as ‘maybe,’ maybe he heard them as ‘yeses,’ maybe they turned him on. I don’t know.”