Judd is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Rebecca Winstone on Missing.
After receiving threats and hateful comments on Twitter, Judd, says she routinely copes with tweets that sexualize, objectify, insult, degrade and even physically threaten her.
This particular tsunami of gender-based violence and misogyny flooding my Twitter feed was overwhelming.
Judd says she plans to press charges if she could.
I must, as a woman who was once a girl, as someone who uses the Internet, as a citizen of the world, address personally, spiritually, publicly and even legally, the ripe dangers that invariably accompany being a woman and having an opinion about sports or, frankly, anything else.
In an interview with Variety, Judd says that a well-known movie studio boss made aggressive sexual advances to her in 1997.
He groomed me, which is a technical term — Oh, come meet at the hotel for something to eat. Fine, I show up. Oh, he’s actually in his room. I’m like, Are you kidding me? I just worked all night. I’m just going to order cereal. It went on in these stages. It was so disgusting. He physically lured me by saying, “Oh, help me pick out what I’m going to wear.” There was a lot that happened between the point of entry and the bargaining. There was this whole process of bargaining—“Come do this, come do this, come do this.” And I would say, “No, no, no.” I have a feeling if this is online and people have the opportunity to post comments, a lot of the people will say, “Why didn’t you leave the room?”, which is victim-blaming. When I kept saying no to everything, there was a huge asymmetry of power and control in that room…The ultimate thing when I was weaseling out of everything else was, ‘Will you watch me take a shower?’