Ashley Judd on Her Silence About Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Don’t Know That I Would Have Been Believed’

Actress opens up to Diane Sawyer in new interview

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Ashley Judd opened up about her experience of fending off Harvey Weinstein’s sexual advances in that hotel room more than a decade ago.

“I had no warning” of his reputation prior to meeting him in a hotel room more than a decade ago, she told Diane Sawyer in a new ABC News interview that aired Thursday.

“I remember the lurch when I went to the desk and I said, ‘Mr. Weinstein, is he on the patio?’ and they said, ‘He’s in his room,’ and I was like, ‘Uck, you’re kidding me,’” she said.

Despite her misgivings, she said she went up to Weinstein’s room because “I had a business appointment.” She added, “That was his pattern of sexual predation — that’s how he rolled.”

Judd, who is now more than one of 60 women to press allegations of sexual harassment and even rape against Weinstein, said that she now wishes she had spoken up sooner about her experience.

“I wish I could prevent it for anyone, always,” she said. “I knew it was disgusting.”

But since the incident occurred when she was a relative newcomer in Hollywood, she said, “I don’t know that I would have been believed.”

Watch the video above.