Actress Ashley Judd and her lawyers filed a lawsuit against disgraced movie producer, Harvey Weinstein. Ashley Judd accuses Harvey Weinstein of making false and damaging claims that prevented her from getting major movie roles, according to court documents. Ashley Judd’s lawsuit expresses in great detail that Weinstein deterred “Lord of the Rings” director, Peter Jackson, from hiring Judd to be part of the Academy Award-winning franchise.

Ashley Judd claimed she met with Peter Jackson and his producing partner for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Fran Walsh, in 1998.

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Ms. Judd states that Jackson and Walsh discussed two different roles in the film, but after speaking with Weinstein, they “dropped their pursuit.” He made a claim that he had negative experiences with Ms.

Judd to the two producers.

Peter Jackson came forward in Ashley Judd’s defense, stating that Harvey and Bob Weinstein pursued Jackson and Walsh with negative claims against Ms. Judd. According to Jackson, Weinstein stated that Judd and another actress, Mira Sorvino, were “a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs.” (Stuff). Jackson stated in an interview that he was now aware that he was fed false information.

Judd told ABC News in a statement, “My career opportunities, after having been defamed by Harvey Weinstein, were significantly diminished. My career was damaged because I rebuffed Mr. Weinstein’s sexual advances. I know it for a fact.”

Ashley Judd claims in her lawsuit that Weinstein used his power and prestige in Hollywood to purposely damage Ms. Judd’s career, because she denied his sexual advances.

The case against Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein is standing accused of three decades worth of sexual harassment and allegations against him. Whistleblower, “Brave” author and actress Rose Mcgowan, was one among many women that fell victim to his unwanted sexaul advances.

Rose McGowan was among many of Weinstein’s victims to come forth. She describes her encounter with Weinstein to ABC News “Nightline” back in January. McGowan claims she met the movie producer at a Sundance Film Festival in 1997. McGowan, then 23, was scheduled to meet Weinstein at his hotel.

Upon McGowan’s arrival she describes Weinstein as “a warthog from hell,” and that he was very terrifying to look at. McGowan went to leave and that is when things took a dramatic turn. Rose McGowan claims that he performed forced oral sex on her, which Weinstein denies.

Will Harvey Weinstein go to jail?

The 65-year-old movie producer is accused of sexual misconduct from the 1990s to 2015. Weinstein is facing charges of sexual harassment, indecent exposure, committing a lewd act, and rape. He could be facing 25 years in prison if convicted.