Ashley Judd

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Ashley Judd Details an 'Incredibly Harrowing 55 Hours'

Actress is healing from 'catastrophic' fall while doing conservation work in Democratic Republic of Congo

(Newser) - New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof had an Instagram Live chat on Friday with Ashley Judd, who was propped up in an ICU bed in a South Africa hospital. How she got there: She explained she'd had a recent "catastrophic" fall while doing conservation work tracking endangered bonobos...

Ashley Judd Wins Appeal in Harvey Weinstein Case

Court says there was 'inherent power imbalance' in producer-actor relationship

(Newser) - A federal appeals court has confirmed what actresses have been saying since the dawn of the movie industry—there is an "inherent power imbalance" in the relationship between performers and producers. The ruling allows Ashley Judd to proceed with her sexual harassment case against Harvey Weinstein, which a lower...

Ashley Judd Has Words for 'Misogynistic Savages'

Online trolls came out after actress was pictured with puffy face campaigning for Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren posted a short video of Ashley Judd calling supporters of the presidential candidate to thank them for donations and that might have been that. Except that Judd's face appeared puffy in the video, prompting an avalanche of online trolls to question how much work the actress had...

Judge Dismisses Claim Against Harvey Weinstein

But Ashley Judd can still sue for defamation

(Newser) - One of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment has had part of her case rejected on a technicality. A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed Ashley Judd's sexual harassment case Wednesday, but ruled that her defamation case against the disgraced producer could proceed, reports...

Weinstein Asks Judge to Toss Ashley Judd Lawsuit

His lawyers say alleged harassment wasn't 'pervasive'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit against him , saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late, the AP reports. In the federal court filing in Los Angeles, the...

Ashley Judd Sues Weinstein for 'Torpedoing' Her Career

She says he was retaliating after she rejected his advances

(Newser) - Ashley Judd says that 20 years ago, she felt something "unseen" holding her acting career back—and in December last year, she realized that it was Harvey Weinstein, getting revenge for her rejection of his sexual advances. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Judd...

Peter Jackson; Weinstein Got Me to Avoid 2 Actresses

Director now suspects it was 'smear campaign' against Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd

(Newser) - The Lord of the Rings franchise might have two different faces in it if not for Harvey Weinstein. Director Peter Jackson tells New Zealand's Stuff that he pitched the films to Weinstein's Miramax studio in the late 1990s and received some advice about casting actresses Mira Sorvino and...

Ashley Judd: I Escaped Weinstein by Making 'Deal' With Him

Her condition to submitting to him: She needed a future Oscar win in one of his movies

(Newser) - Ashley Judd was one of the first high-profile actresses to speak up against Harvey Weinstein , and now she's speaking out for the first time publicly since her story was told in an explosive New York Times exposé, ABC News reports. In an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer on Good ...

Weinstein: I'll Reach Out to Ashley Judd 'in a Year'
Weinstein: I'll
Reach Out to
Ashley Judd
'in a Year'

Weinstein: I'll Reach Out to Ashley Judd 'in a Year'

He also tells Page Six the NYT was 'reckless'

(Newser) - Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal , which broke in the New York Times Thursday, continues to rain down, and it's now hit congressional Democrats. The Times reports at least four senators—Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal, Patrick Leahy, and Martin Heinrich—will give money to charity equal to...

Coming Soon: Dr. Ashley Judd?
Coming Soon:
Dr. Ashley Judd?

Coming Soon: Dr. Ashley Judd?

Actress pursuing PhD at UC Berkeley

(Newser) - Ashley Judd might soon be a doctor—and no, she won't be playing one on screen. The actress, 48, says she'll attend the University of California Berkeley this fall as one of a few candidates accepted into a PhD program in public policy, reports New York . Judd—who...

Ashley Judd: Why I'm Going After Abusive Trolls

In essay, actress writes of recovery from rape and incest

(Newser) - As a huge Kentucky fan, Ashley Judd would love to be spending all her time talking basketball these days. Instead, she's researching what legal action she can take against the Twitter trolls who heaped "humiliating and violent" abuse on her when she dared to tweet a negative opinion...

Ashley Judd Pressing Charges Over Abusive Tweets

Actress got deluged while rooting for Kentucky

(Newser) - Ashley Judd isn't just complaining about a slew of vulgar tweets she received, she's pressing charges. The actress was watching her beloved Kentucky Wildcats take on Arkansas Sunday when she sent out a tweet accusing Arkansas of playing dirty, reports the Chicago Tribune . Cue the avalanche of abusive...

16 Celeb Couples Who Split Up This Year

2013 was unlucky for these stars

(Newser) - This year wasn't great for these 16 celebrity couples, all of whom split up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or see the full lists at ETOnline , PopSugar , and the Huffington Post .

Ashley Judd: Wynonna Is Spying on Me

Alleges in court documents that sister put tracking device on her car

(Newser) - Legal documents filed by Ashley Judd reveal that the actress believes her sister Wynonna is spying on her, E! reports. Ashley says a mechanic found a GPS tracking device on her Mini Cooper, which was then traced back to a private investigator allegedly "working for Wynonna Judd," according...

Liberal Super PAC Behind Mitchell Recording

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Super PAC Behind McConnell Recording

A top state Democrat says members of Project Kentucky are responsible

(Newser) - So just who recorded a Mitch McConnell strategy session in which he and his aides came up with all kinds of imaginative ways to go after Ashley Judd ? Two members of a liberal Super PAC called Project Kentucky, reports public radio station WFPL . And this was no James Bond-style...

McConnell Aides Mock 'Unbalanced' Ashley Judd

 Aides Mock 
 Ashley Judd 

McConnell Aides Mock 'Unbalanced' Ashley Judd

Senator's team 'working with FBI' to probe recording

(Newser) - After making waves with Mitt Romney's "47%" speech , Mother Jones has released a new batch of secret tapes. The recordings reveal Mitch McConnell's team ridiculing former potential opponent Ashley Judd and suggesting her mental health could be a target. The McConnell team is not amused: It says...

Ashley Judd vs. Rand Paul in 2016?
Ashley Judd vs.
Rand Paul in 2016?

Ashley Judd vs. Rand Paul in 2016?

Margaret Carlson: Democrats won't get rid her of twice

(Newser) - Democrats made a mistake in pressuring Ashley Judd to bow out of a Senate race against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, writes Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg . The actress "has looks, intelligence, talent, common sense, and grit," not to mention a degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. McConnell,...

Democrats Tricked Media in Quest to Stop Judd

Jonathan Miller goes behind the scenes of Kentucky Senate race

(Newser) - By the end of February, plenty of signs pointed to an Ashley Judd run for Senate in her native Kentucky, but it wasn't to be . So what happened? According to former Kentucky state treasurer/Judd adviser Jonathan Miller, a small number of "anti-Ashley" Kentucky Democrats helped edge her out...

Ashley Judd: I'm Not Running for Senate

Actress tweets that she won't take on Mitch McConnell after all

(Newser) - Karl Rove won't have Ashley Judd to kick around anymore. The actress tweeted today that she will not run for Senate in Kentucky this fall. Judd thanked all those who had encouraged her in recent months, but "after serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities &...

Top Dems Turn on Ashley Judd
 Top Dems Turn 
 on Ashley Judd 

Top Dems Turn on Ashley Judd

Clintons and others woo another candidate for Kentucky Senate race

(Newser) - Ashley Judd can do drama, comedy, and action, but top Democrats are increasingly skeptical that she has the chops to play the junior senator from Kentucky. While Judd looks toward a run for Mitch McConnell's seat next year, party power brokers—including Bill Clinton—are trying to convince Kentucky...

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