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Ashley Judd Says The Overturn Of Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 Rape Conviction Is A ‘Betrayal’

Ashley Judd Says The Overturn Of Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 Rape Conviction Is A ‘Betrayal’

[ad_1] Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first women to accuse film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, spoke out about the New York appeals court’s decision to overturn Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction on Thursday. “This today is an act of institutional betrayal,” Judd said at an event at the UN for workplace safety on Thursday, CNN reported. “Our institutions betray survivors of male sexual violence.” Judd was among a number of other women who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment in a New York Times article in 2017, giving rise to the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. The following year, Judd filed a lawsuit against Weinstein alleging that he defamed her in 1988 after she refused sexual advances. In February 2020, Weinstein was convicted of criminal sexual act and rape, and sentenced to 23 years in prison. But on Thursday, New York Court of Appeals overturned the conviction on the grounds that the trial prejudiced him with ”egregious” improper rulings, including by letting women testify about allegations that weren’t related to the case. “We conclude …