Harvey Weinstein says Ashley Judd‘s playing a guessing game when it comes to why her career was derailed, and he insists she can’t show he blackballed her out of an enormous function.
Weinstein filed docs asking the courtroom to throw out the lawsuit Ashley filed in opposition to him earlier this yr. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, he says her go well with is predicated on a 2017 article the place director Peter Jackson speculated Ashley wasn’t employed for a ‘Lord of the Rings’ function on account of Weinstein blackballing her.
In her go well with, Ashley stated the blackballing was the direct results of her rejecting Weinstein’s sexually aggressive strikes in a lodge room.
In his movement to dismiss, Weinstein says her complete case is predicated on hypothesis — Jackson’s and hers — and he or she has no proof the alleged blackballing is why she even misplaced the function. In reality, he says Ashley made no effort, on the time, to seek out out why she didn’t get the half.
As for the lodge room encounter? Weinstein says the alleged incident was “neither severe nor pervasive.”