Whereas investigators strive to determine what to do with Harvey Weinstein, Ashley Judd is able to ebook him.
Judd was the toast of Tinseltown at Golden Globe pre- and post-parties on Sunday, the place she confided to company that she was near inking a ebook deal and was able to hit the lecture circuit too. However greater than something, Judd, who turns 50 in April, desires to proceed working as an actress.
“She’s taken conferences with publishers and her ebook deal is about to shut,” based on a showbiz insider. “She’s not able to announce particulars but, however it’s able to go.”
Our insider stated Judd wouldn’t focus on ebook cash, however there’s been buzz of an advance within the $2 million vary. Her brokers didn’t reply to a request for remark.
We’re advised that Judd, who got here ahead in October to say Weinstein had accosted her in his lodge room many years earlier, can also be a scorching commodity on the lecture circuit. She might command a $25,000 talking payment, we hear.
The “Berlin Station” star’s declare of being preyed on by the disgraced film mogul is credited with serving to encourage greater than 80 girls to discuss their encounters with him.
“She desires to proceed working as an actress,” stated a Hollywood gossip. “She doesn’t wish to have her identification wrapped up with Harvey Weinstein.”
Nonetheless, when pressed, Judd advised our spies that she “mainly doesn’t consider” Weinstein’s insistence that he by no means compelled himself on any girl and stated that “she hopes justice prevails.”
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Judd additionally advised partygoers that she was holding up nicely and persevering with therapy for melancholy. She wrote about her struggles in her 2011 memoir “All That Is Bitter and Candy” and has since been a psychological well being advocate.
We’re advised that Judd additionally stated that she hopes the disgraced film mogul is actually getting assist for his issues. Weinstein checked right into a $2,000 an evening program, allegedly for intercourse addicts, in Arizona late final yr.
Judd attended the Golden Globes along with her “Frida” co-star Salma Hayek, who has additionally accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
With Brian Niemietz