“There’s a lot on the line, the cachet that came with Miramax," she says of their interaction, referring to the film studio Weinstein co-founded.
In a statement to ET, Weinstein's lawyer, Charles J. Harder, called the New York Times report "saturated with false and defamatory statements." He also said Weinstein and his team are planning to file a lawsuit, with any proceeds being donated to women's organizations.
"The New York Times published today a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein," Harder said. "It relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee personnel file, which has been debunked by nine different eyewitnesses. We sent the Times the facts and evidence, but they ignored it and rushed to publish. We are preparing the lawsuit now. All proceeds will be donated to women’s organizations."
High-powered attorney Lisa Bloom, who's been advising Weinstein over the past year, also said in a statement that “he denies many of the accusations as patently false.”
A New York Times spokesperson said the publication stands by its reporting on Thursday.
In an October 2015 interview with Variety, Judd recounted the same story of being sexually harassed by "one of our industry's most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses" while filming Kiss the Girls in the late '90s, though declined to name names at the time. Judd also claimed during the Variety interview that her situation was not unlike several other actresses, whom she says have since swapped stories involving the mogul in question.
"The ultimate thing when I was weaseling out of everything else was, 'Will you watch me take a shower?' And all the other women, sitting around this table with me, said, 'Oh my God -- that's what he said to me too,'" Judd told the publication.