Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Judge dismisses Ashley Judd's harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein

Last year Ashley Judd sued Weinstein for allegedly making career-damaging false statements about her after she rejected his sexual advances Last year Ashley Judd sued Weinstein for allegedly making career-damaging false statements about her after she rejected his sexual advances
Charles Bowen | 11 January, 2019, 22:49

However, she can still litigate her defamation claim. Judd says she didn't learn of a possible reason until 2017, when Jackson said in an interview that Weinstein had told him Judd was "a nightmare to work with" who should be avoided "at all costs". Judd filed to restore the claim in October, after California's Legislature amended the state's harassment law to specifically include directors and producers.

She claimed he further blacklisted her from other movie roles, too, and eventually sued him under the legal theory of "sexual harassment in a professional relationship".

Gutierrez of United States District Court in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that the actress' sexual harassment claim does not fall within the scope of a California statute. The judge said he wasn't determining whether Judd was sexually harassed by Weinstein "in the colloquial sense of the term".

Gutierrez previously said in September that the law upon which Judd's claim was based "has never before been applied to an employer's sexual harassment of a prospective employee, and the court is not convinced that the statute was meant to cover such harassment". She alleged Weinstein was responsible for her getting rejected for roles in such films as Lord of the Rings.

The judge said Judd had "adequately stated a claim for defamation, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, and violation of the [Unfair Competition Law]", based on her allegation that Weinstein retaliated against her.

Weinstein's attorney in this case, Phyllis Kupferstein said in a statement to CNN, "We have said from the beginning that this claim was unjustified, and we are pleased that the court saw it as we did".

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"The burden on Weinstein has the potential of being dramatically and unfairly negative if the stay is denied". We believe that we will ultimately prevail on her remaining claims'.

Judd's defense said they respectfully disagreed with the ruling.

"Nothing about today's ruling changes that Ms. Judd's case is moving forward on multiple claims".

"We look forward to pursuing the three claims for relief that the Court has already ruled can move forward", he also said.

Ashley Judd speaks at Time's Up during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 28, 2018, in New York City.

Weinstein is facing charges of five counts of rape and sexual assault at a trial in NY later this year. Weinstein has said his encounters were consensual and that he never sexually assaulted anyone.

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