From Priyanka Chopra Jonas previewing the projects she’s working on this year (a book, a Bumble partnership, and numerous shows and movies) to Stacey Abrams teasing a presidential run (“Nothing is holding me back”), the first full day of the 10th annual Women in the World Summit was brimming with women leaders and notable conversations.
But before the packed theater at Lincoln Center in New York City heard about what was to come, the “Feminism: A Battlefield Report” panel with Ashley Judd and other prominent activists took a look back at past year or so, which included the rise of #MeToo and Time’s Up.
Throughout the conversation on the movements, Judd offered up many personal anecdotes. Like she has before, the actress explained that she began talking about how Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her the moment after it happened. “I told everybody about it, but nobody was willing or able to listen,”Judd said.
Now, Weinstein is facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting two women. Judd herself is suing the movie mogul for defamation after he allegedly nixed her for a film role after she rebuffed him. Despite her attempt to also sue for sexual harassment being dismissed in December, Judd revealed that the harassment suit is “actually going to be heard by the ninth circuit court of appeals.” See more at THR.