Ashley Judd has mentioned that she met the person who raped her in 1999 and had a “restorative-justice conversation” with him.
Judd was once talking at the Healing With David Kessler podcast concerning the restoration procedure after the sexual attack, announcing: “It was crazy-making because I knew better. I was very clear, my boundaries were intact. I was already an empowered, adult feminist woman. And that this could happen under these circumstances was unconscionable [and] unforeseen.”
She added: “I tried to find him and he surfaced very easily, and to make a long story short, we ended up in rocking chairs sitting by a creek together. And I said, ‘I’m very interested in hearing the story you’ve carried all these years.’ And we had a restorative-justice conversation about that.
“I didn’t need anything from him, and it was just gravy that he made his amends and expressed his deep remorse, because healing from grief is an inside job.”
At the Women within the World Summit in 2019, Judd described herself as “a three-time rape survivor”, and mentioned that probably the most rapes had ended in conception. She added: “I’m very thankful I was able to access safe and legal abortion because that rapist, who’s a Kentuckian – as am I, and I reside in Tennessee – has paternity rights in Kentucky and Tennessee. I would’ve had to co-parent with a rapist.”
Judd was once probably the most first folks to discuss out towards Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, announcing he had tried to make her watch him bathe. She therefore sued him for sexual harassment and defamation. Weinstein denies he defamed Judd. Kessler requested her what recommendation her mom, the overdue singer Naomi Judd, had given her when she was once considering speaking publicly about Weinstein.
Judd answered “She said: ‘Go get him.’”
Judd additionally mentioned her upbringing along with her mom, who killed herself in May. “I look back on my childhood and realise I grew up with a mother with an undiagnosed and untreated mental illness … I understand that she was in pain and doing the best she could.”
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