The court refused to consider the claim of the American actress Ashley Judd to Harvey Weinstein , in which it was stated that the actress did not get a role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy because she refused to satisfy the producer’s sexual desires. Reports about it TMZ.
Judd accused Weinstein of sexual harassment in professional relationships and abuse of power. The judge refused to consider the claim of the actress, saying that the law regulating such incidents was adopted in the United States only in 2018, and that it does not have retroactive effect.
In December 2017, Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said that the producers from Weinstein’s Miramax company influenced the casting for the first film.
The cinematographer admitted that he was forced not to take Judd and Mira Sorvino into the cast, who claimed Weinstein’s harassment. Judd herself recalled that she was offered several roles in the trilogy to choose from and even showed costumes, after which they suddenly stopped communicating.