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Ashley Judd Opens Up About Harvey Weinstein On “GMA” (VIDEO)

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Ashley Judd, one of the first actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, appeared on Thursday’s “Good Morning America” to talk about her experiences with the disgraced film producer. Watch the full “GMA” interview below.

The star revealed earlier this month she was sexually harassed by the movie mogul in the late ’90s In an explosive and scathing report published by the New York Times, Judd claimed Weinstein invited her to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what she thought was a business meeting, but when she arrived at his room, he appeared at the door in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage. Judd’s allegation and brave retelling of her harrowing experience prompted numerous Hollywood actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, to share their disturbingly similar encounters with Weinstein.

In her first TV interview since coming forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, Judd sat down with Diane Sawyer in a pre-taped interview to talk about her allegations against the producer. “First of all, I’m very blessed to be here, and I know that, so thank you. I didn’t expect to be tearful, but it’s been an absolutely tremendously moving two-and-a-half weeks,” an emotional Judd said. Explaining how she built up the courage to tell her story, Judd noted, “I talked with my dad and I talked with my mom, I told them what I was thinking about doing, and she said, ‘Go get him.'”

Speaking of her encounter with Weinstein almost two decades ago, the actress continued, “I had no warning. I had a business appointment. That was his pattern of sexual predation. That’s how he rolled.” And about her reluctance to speak out, Judd shared, “I don’t know if I would have been believed, and who was I to tell? I knew it was disgusting. Was I going to tell the concierge who sent me up to the room?” Watch the full “GMA” interview below.

 


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