L.A. judge dismisses Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against Weinstein


FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends a hearing in New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 20, 2018. Alec Tabak/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claims in a civil lawsuit she had brought against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

The judge said, however, that Judd could proceed with a defamation claim in the lawsuit. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual advances.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Peter Cooney

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