A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Ashley Judd may pursue her allegations that Harvey Weinstein blackballed her after she declined his sexual advances. However, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez dismissed Judd’s sexual harassment claim against the disgraced producer, finding that it would be unprecedented to apply the statute to a prospective employer. “We are very […]
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Peter Jackson has spoken with Ashley Judd's legal team and could contribute a "powerful" testimony in support of her defamation and sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, Judd's lawyer has said. Judd's civil suit, filed in April, accused the disgraced Hollywood producer of discouraging Jackson in 1998 from casting her in his blockbuster franchise Lord of the Rings, as a form of retaliation for her refusing Weinstein's sexual advances. The lawsuit cited an interview with Jackson published by the New Zealand website Stuff in December 2017, quoting him as saying he had heard from Weinstein's former production company, Miramax, that Judd was a "nightmare to work with".
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The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape as his first hearing ended on Wednesday. Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault was an influential figure on Stockholm's cultural scene for decades, until the explosive sexual assault accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a wave of similar allegations around the world. Married to Katarina Frostenson, a member of the Swedish Academy which has been selecting Nobel literature laureates since 1901, Arnault ran the Forum club in Stockholm.
Judd's civil suit, filed in April, accused Weinstein of discouraging Jackson in 1998 from casting her in the blockbuster "Lord of the Rings" movie franchise in retaliation for her refusing Weinstein's sexual advances. The lawsuit cited an interview with Jackson published by the New Zealand news website Stuff in December 2017 quoting him as saying he had heard from Weinstein's former film company, Miramax, that Judd was a "nightmare to work with." The New Zealand director, according to the Stuff article, said that assessment of Judd persuaded him not to cast her but he later came to believe she was the victim of a "smear campaign." A spokeswoman for Jackson declined to comment further on Tuesday. The article surfaced as a central topic at a hearing on Tuesday in which Weinstein's attorney Phyllis Kupferstein asked U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez in Los Angeles to dismiss Judd's lawsuit.
Donald Trump Jr. has been known to draw controversy on social media, and a post Saturday follows suit. The president's eldest son posted an image of an apparently fake note that looked like it was written by a child, joking that it was a letter making allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump Jr. posted the fake iteration amid widespread reporting about a letter sent to Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., alleging that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a teenage girl when they were both in high school.
Scotland Yard is investigating a new allegation against Harvey Weinstein from an 11th woman who has come forward to London police to accuse the disgraced Hollywood producer of sexual assault. The new complaint was filed Aug. 16, Scotland Yard told Variety on Monday. The alleged assault occurred “in an unknown location in the early 1990s,” police said, […]