“I did not count on that I’d really feel tearful, however it’s been a completely tremendously transferring two and a half or three weeks,” Judd advised Diane Sawyer in a portion of an interview broadcast Thursday morning.
Judd, who was one of many first girls and actors to come back ahead with allegations in opposition to Weinstein, recalled the alleged assembly again within the 90s that she first recounted to the New York Times in a bombshell story.
She mentioned she met Weinstein in a lodge room for what she believed to be a enterprise assembly. As soon as she arrived, Judd mentioned she was confronted by a bathrobe-clad Weinstein, who provided her a therapeutic massage and requested if she would watch him bathe.
Her account to the Occasions was beforehand confirmed to CNN by her publicist.
Judd mentioned to get out of the scenario, she bargained with Weinstein, saying she’d entertain his proposition “after I win an Oscar in one among your films.”
Judd mentioned a part of her isn’t happy with the response, however one other half is, as a result of she “bought out of there.”
“All of us do the perfect we will and our greatest is sweet sufficient,” she mentioned. “And it is actually okay to have responded nevertheless we responded.”
Because the Occasions printed its story on October eight, greater than 60 girls have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, starting from harassment to rape.
A spokeswoman for Weinstein beforehand denied the rape allegations in a press release supplied to CNN.
“Any allegations of non-consensual intercourse are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” the assertion learn. “Mr. Weinstein has additional confirmed that there have been by no means any acts of retaliation in opposition to any girls for refusing his advances.”
Weinstein has additionally apologized for his conduct “up to now has brought about loads of ache, and I sincerely apologize for it,” in a press release launched after the Occasions story.
Judd mentioned she believes there may be “hope and assist” for everybody, however that if essentially the most extreme allegations are true, Weinstein ought to “completely” go to jail.
“What I might say to Harvey is I like you and I perceive that you simply’re sick…there’s assist for a man such as you,” she mentioned.
The flood of girls who’ve made allegations in opposition to Weinstein has additionally began a wide-ranging dialogue concerning the tradition of sexual harassment in Hollywood and different industries.
Previous to doing the New York Occasions interview that began all of it, Judd mentioned she sought the counsel of her dad and mother, Naomi Judd.
“[I] advised her what I used to be considering of doing, and she or he mentioned, ‘Go get him,'” Judd mentioned.
Extra of Judd’s interview will air tonight on ABC.