The photo that Harvey Weinstein hopes will save him: disgraceful film tycoon and Hollywood star Ashley Judd larks around on a set – four years after she says he sexually abused her
- Harvey Weinstein believes that the photo with Ashley Judd from 2001 will clear him
- The photo shows him and the actress laughing and joking on the set of a movie
- Mrs. Judd claims that Weinstein sexually abused her in a hotel room in 1997
Caroline Graham in Los Angeles for the mail on Sunday
It is the photo that the unreliable film producer Harvey Weinstein has abandoned will clear his name.
The newly discovered snap from 2001 shows him a joke with actress Ashley Judd – four years after she claims that he was harassing her sexually.
Mrs. Judd claimed that Weinstein harassed her in a hotel room in Los Angeles in 1997 and destroyed her career & # 39; when she rejected his advances.
The photo comes from a former manager in the Miramax empire of Weinstein who & # 39; frustrated & # 39; is by the way his old boss is depicted in the aftermath of allegations against him.
The broken film producer Harvey Weinstein believes that this photo of him and Ashley Judd will clear his name. It was taken in 2001 and it shows them a joke and lyrical – four years after she says that he has sexually abused her
The photo – taken on the set of the Frida movie from 2002 – was created together with lists of names of actresses, including those of Mrs. Judd, who were eligible for Miramax films in 1997 and 1998.
One source said: "This photo and the fact that Ashley was considered for several film roles at Miramax in 1997 and 1998 proves that she and Harvey had a good working relationship long after she claimed that the alleged incident occurred.
Harvey is hopeful that this photo will help to clear his name. & # 39;
It is also claimed that Judd wrote a letter to Weinstein in 1997 after the alleged incident. The source said: & # 39; She wrote him to work with her on the film Bedlam. It is absurd that she says she was terrified of Harvey. & # 39;
The source added that Weinstein had released Mrs. Judd in a 2009 movie Crossing Over to Harrison Ford and said: "It is nonsense to suggest that he has put her on the black list. He placed her 12 years after this incident had probably taken place in a film. They were friends. & # 39;
Ms. Judd, 50, pictured at the Oscars of this year, was one of the first women to speak out against Weinstein and was at the forefront of the #MeToo movement
A lawyer from Judd said: "Weinstein's sexual harassment will be proven in court."
Mrs. Judd, 50, was one of the first women to speak out against Weinstein and was at the forefront of the #MeToo movement that led to allegations of sexual misconduct against a series of stars.
She filed civil proceedings against the producer and claimed that he had invited her to his room at the end of 1996 or early 1997 when she was young and naive and celebrated the success of her first starring role in the thriller Kiss The Girls.
The actress says that Weinstein tried to massage her and asked her to see him showering. She refused.
Mrs. Judd claims that her rejection of Weinstein has led to the fact that she has been hatched in Hollywood and that she is suing Weinstein for lost income.
His list of prosecutors is now more than 80. He is confronted with criminal sex money in New York and is being investigated under criminal law in Los Angeles and London.
An unnamed actress filed a lawsuit last week claiming that the producer repeatedly sexually abused her after a meeting in his office in 2013.
When she disapproved of him, Weinstein would have asserted: "I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and see where she is – she has just won an Oscar. & # 39;
Mrs. Lawrence furiously denied that the couple had ever had sex.
Weinstein denies all accusations against him.