The lawsuit states that “Weinstein used his power in the entertainment industry to destroy Judd’s reputation and limit her ability to find work.” Earlier, the director of The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, said he was considering Judd for one of the roles in the film in 2002, but Weinstein discouraged him from talking about the “nightmarish” experience with working with the actress.
Weinstein rejected Judd’s accusations. His representative said that the producer never spread false information about her and did not interfere in her career.
Judd was one of the first women who last year accused Weinstein of harassment. In total, more than 70 women have made accusations against the producer, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosanna Arquette, Sophie Dix, Keith Beckinsale and Angie Everhart.
After that, Weinstein was fired from the company founded by him Weinstein Co. In March, she announced voluntary bankruptcy. In addition, Weinstein was excluded from his ranks by the American Guild of Producers, as well as by a number of other television and cinematographic associations.