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ICYMI: Ashley Judd Praises James Franco’s ‘Terrific’ Response To Sexual Misconduct Allegations!

A lot of James Franco fans are unhappy with his response to accusations by multiple women of sexually exploitative behavior — but Ashley Judd is not one of them.

As you surely know, The Disaster Artist actor has been hit with a sexual misconduct scandal as multiple women accused the A-lister of sexually exploitative behavior. While many have spoken out against the Freaks & Geeks alum, James has found an unexpected ally in Miz Judd.

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During a conversation with BBC‘s HARDtalk on Saturday, Ashley revealed she was actually quite pleased with James’ response to the troubling allegations.

ICYMI, the Divergent actress stated:

“I think that what James said is terrific. And I think that we’ve all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were. I mean, we’ve all operated with a certain amount of tone deafness, and I like the culpability, and we have to have restorative justice.”

As Ashley was one of the first people to speak on the record about Harvey Weinstein‘s predatory behavior, she has been praised as a silence breaker and can be credited for contributing to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. Thus, Judd’s support of Franco is HUGE.

She continued:

“This is about men and women being all together and having a more equitable and just workplace, home life, social spaces. I mean, we know that when women are empowered in the workplace and are in decision-making positions that workplaces have better financial outcomes and there’s less harassment when there is more diversity. And it takes that kind of individual accountability to collectively make the change on a large scale.”

Following his big win at the Golden Globes, the 39-year-old stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he denied the allegations and vocalized his support for the Time’s Up campaign.

It’ll be inneresting to see if this scandal affects whether or not The Disaster Artist gets any Oscar love…

As always, be sure to check back for any and all updates!!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

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Ashley Judd: James Franco’s Response to Allegations Was ‘Terrific’

James Franco has found one surprising supporter amid sexual misconduct allegations: Ashley Judd, who said his reaction to the claims was “terrific.”

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James Franco attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

As previously reported, five women came forward to accuse Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior. The Los Angeles Times published the details of the alleged encounters on Thursday, January 11, just days after the Golden Globe winner denied previous claims of sexual misconduct. The Deuce star’s attorney Michael Plonsker disputed all of the allegations and directed the Times to the comments that Franco made on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, January 9.

During the interview, the Why Him? actor said the claims that were made by several women on Twitter after his Golden Globes win were “not accurate.” He added, “I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So, I don’t want to shut them down in any way.”

Franco also addressed the previous misconduct claims on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday, January 10, just hours before the Times’ article was published. “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in that much,” he said. “If I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

While speaking with HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur, Judd, 49, praised Franco’s response and said, “I think that what James said is terrific. I think that we’ve all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were. I mean, we’ve all operated with a certain amount of tone deafness, and I like the culpability, and we have to have restorative justice.”

“This is about men and women being all together and having a more equitable and just workplace, home life, social spaces. I mean, we know that when women are empowered in the workplace and are in decision-making positions that workplaces have better financial outcomes and there’s less harassment when there is more diversity,” the Kiss the Girls star continued, before adding, “And it takes that kind of individual accountability to collectively make the change on a large scale.”

Judd famously spoke out against Harvey Weinstein in November 2017, where she detailed her alleged experience with decades of sexual harassment by the disgraced Hollywood producer. In light of the controversy, more than 80 women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Rose McGowan, have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault. He is currently under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Beverly Hills Police Department, London’s Metropolitan Police Service and Scotland Yard.

Judd also attended the 2018 Golden Globes with Salma Hayek, another Hollywood actress who has accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. Both women wore black to the event, a nod towards the #MeToo movement and Times Up initiative, which helps provide legal aid for victims of sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace.

 

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Peter Jackson Confirms Mira Sorvino & Ashley Judd Were Blacklisted From Being In Lord Of The Rings — See Their Responses!

Ever wonder why some of your favorite actresses’ careers seem to fizzle for no reason?

Sadly, it seems the answer is probably Harvey Weinstein and his complicit brother Bob Weinstein.

Related: Salma Hayek Says Harvey Threatened To Kill Her After She Refused His Advances

Award-winning actresses Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd were two of the many women who have spoken out about the movie mogul’s sexual assault and harassment, and their subsequent blacklisting. And now we have corroboration from a major film director around the time.

Peter Jackson has told New Zealand magazine Stuff that when he was casting the future megahit Lord Of The Rings trilogy, he was indeed warned off from hiring both stars:

“I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs. This was probably in 1998. At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us – but in hindsight, I realise that this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing.

I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these talented women – and as a direct result their names were removed from our casting list.”

So awful! Weinstein didn’t just go after their bodies, he attacked their bodies of work. What a piece of shit.

Video: Ashley Judd Gets Candid With Diane Sawyer About Harvey Weinstein

Jackson agreed, even at the time:

“My experience, when Miramax controlled the Lord of the Rings (before New Line took over production of the film), was of Weinstein and his brother behaving like second-rate Mafia bullies. They weren’t the type of guys I wanted to work with – so I haven’t… Although his name had to be on the Lord of the Rings credits for contractual reasons, he was not involved in the movies we ended up making.”

Too bad he didn’t put two and two together and realize the rumors he was fed about those actresses was also an example of their mob tactics.

At least he’s coming clean now. Jackson’s admission has come as some vindication for both Mira and Ashley, who saw the Stuff article and tweeted:

[Image via FayesVision/Brian To/WENN.]

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Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos to Star in ‘A Dog’s Way Home’

Ashley Judd and Edward James Olmos are starring in Sony’s “A Dog’s Way Home,” alongside Wes Studi, Alexandra Shipp, and Jonah Hauer-King. Charles Martin Smith will direct from a script adapted by W. Bruce Cameron and his wife from Cameron’s best-selling book. Gavin Polone will produce in a re-teaming with Cameron, who also authored “A Dog’s Purpose” […]

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Wynonna Judd Responds to Sister Ashley Judd’s Women’s March Speech: ‘The Whole Thing Is Toxic’

Wynonna Judd took to Twitter to address this weekend’s Women’s Marches following sister Ashley Judd’s fiery speech at the women’s rights demonstration in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January

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Madonna, Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson Electrify Women’s March Crowd

This is what a nasty woman sounds like. Ashley Judd, Madonna and Scarlett Johansson electrified the crowd at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 21,

This article originally appeared on www.usmagazine.com: Madonna, Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson Electrify Women’s March Crowd

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Ashley Judd: Watch, React to Her “Nasty Woman” Poem!

In case you did not have access to the television, a radio or the Internet today, allow us to be the first to tell you:

A lot of men and women marched against Donald Trump, his personality and his politics on Saturday.

According to various estimates, over 750,000 people protested in Los Angeles… over 500,000 in Washington D.C… over 250,000 in Chicago.

And so on and so forth.

A number of these protestors were celebrities.

And the celebrity who has received the most attention as a result of her appearance in D.C. was Ashley Judd.

And that's because Judd used Trump's own two words (courtesy of an insult her hurled during a debate at Hillary Clinton) against him.

"I am a feminist…I am a nasty woman," Judd declared in her reading of a poem by Nina Donovan, 19-year old from Tennessee.

The message went on to paints a harsh portrait of Trump's America, awash in corruption, chauvinism and racism.

"I am not as nasty as a swastika painted on a pride flag. And I didn't know devils could be resurrected but I feel Hitler in these streets. A mustache traded for a toupee," Judd continued.

"I am not as nasty as racism, fraud, conflict of interest, homophobia, sexual assault, transphobia, white supremacy, misogyny ignorance…

"We are not here to be debunked. We are here to be respected. We are here to be nasty. I'm nasty, like my blood stains on my bedsheets,"

It kept going from there.

WATCH AND REACT BELOW:

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Elizabeth Banks, Judd Apatow, Emmy Rossum and More Stars Defend Meryl Streep After Donald Trump’s ‘Overrated’ Diss

Hold up! Meryl Steep’s Hollywood peers and A-list friends were quick to come to her aid on Monday, January 9, after Donald Trump dissed her as “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” following her Cecil B.

This article originally appeared on www.usmagazine.com: Elizabeth Banks, Judd Apatow, Emmy Rossum and More Stars Defend Meryl Streep After Donald Trump’s ‘Overrated’ Diss

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