Ashley Judd Says She Was Sexually Harassed by Studio Head

Ashley Judd has been outspoken on her views about the challenges women face in Hollywood. Today she went a step further, telling Variety that she was harassed while making the film "Kiss the Girls."

Actress and activist Ashley Judd is hardly a wallflower. She's been outspoken about her views on politics, women in Hollywood, and challenging issues like sex trafficking in the U.S. on Larry King Now and various other new programs over the years. Today, she added a very personal experience to her story, telling Variety that she was a victim of sexual harassment by a well-known (and unnamed) studio head.  

She told the trade magazine: "I was making “Kiss the Girls” at the time, and here I was, a declared feminist. I had completed a minor in what was then called women’s studies, which we now call gender studies. And yet I did not recognize at the time what was happening to me. It took years before I could evaluate that incident and realize that there was something incredibly wrong and illegal about it."

When Judd visited Larry King Now back in January, she said her favorite thing about working in Hollywood was leaving.

Judd was at the U.N. Social Good Summit in late September, where she discussed the need to empower girls and women around the world -- but also herself. She states in the video below that the one thing she can do to make the world a better place and help the U.N. achieve the 2030 development goals is "to empower myself." With her revelations about her past today, she's certainly doing that and giving strength to others who've been victimized.

Watch the full episode of Larry King Now with Judd below, in which she also discusses a possible run for Kentucky governor and her feelings on Hillary Clinton's 2016 run.

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