Ashley Judd Speaks Out Over Harvey Weinstein $44m Settlement

“My lawsuit is ongoing”

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Following reports that Harvey Weinstein has reached a provisional settlement of $44 million with those who have accused him of sexual assault, as well as creditors and former Weinstein company employees, one of his accusers has spoken out.

Taking to Twitter, Ashley Judd, said: “My lawsuit against #harveyweinstein is ongoing and I intend to take him to court,” before one of her representatives stated in a follow-up tweet that, “she is not a party of any settlement.”

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The 51-year-old actress, who was one of the first women to speak out about Weinstein, sued the former movie mogul for defamation last year after she claimed that Weinstein deliberately marred her career after she rejected his sexual advances back in the 1990s.

It has been said that the deal, which is yet to be signed, will cover all civil proceedings brought against Weinstein, however, it doesn’t affect the criminal proceedings which he is due to stand trial for this coming September.

The Associated Press reported that on Thursday lawyers involved in the negotiations said that a settlement is in reach.

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“We now have an economic agreement in principle that is supported by the plaintiffs, the (New York attorney general’s) office, the defendants and all of the insurers that, if approved, would provide significant compensation to victims, creditors and the estate and allow the parties to avoid years of costly, time-consuming and uncertain litigation on all sides,” Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, said.

He added that there was “still a lot of work here to do” but that he was “optimistic”.

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Since October 2017, Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than 75 women. Neither a spokesman for Weinstein or representatives from the New York attorney general have released a public comment on the pending settlements.

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This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.
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