Harvey Weinstein files motion to dismiss Ashley Judd suit (CNN)

Harvey Weinstein files motion to dismiss Ashley Judd suit (CNN)

Harvey Weinstein’s legal team has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by actress Ashley Judd.

In a court filing obtained by CNN on Wednesday, Weinstein’s legal team refutes Judd’s claim that he sabotaged her career, stating Judd’s argument “is rife with speculation and conclusory allegations.”

CNN has contacted Judd’s representatives for comment.

Judd filed suit against Weinstein in May, claiming the disgraced former film executive made inflammatory statements about her that hurt her career after she allegedly rebuffed sexual advances from him in 1997.

In her suit, Judd states that Weinstein told director Peter Jackson, who oversaw the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, not to hire her. Judd claims that this “torpedoed” her career. Read more

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