Ashley Judd Is Pressing Charges Against Her Twitter Trolls
By Antoinette Bueno
Don't mess with Ashley Judd.
The 46-year-old Insurgent actress and Kentucky Wildcats superfan recently spoke to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts about disturbing tweets she received when she suggested in a tweet on Sunday that the Arkansas Razorbacks were "playing dirty" against her team. Judd deleted the initial tweet -- which she says she heatedly posted mid-game -- and retweeted just a few of the explicit messages, and even threats, she got in return.
"When I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c---, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay," she tweeted on Sunday.
When when I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c---, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay.
Judd says she's now interested in pressing charges against her Internet trolls.
"Everyone needs to take personal responsibility for what they write and not allowing this misinterpretation and shaming culture to persist," she explained to Roberts. "And by the way I'm pressing charges."
In an interview with NBC News' Craig Melvin on Tuesday, Judd continued to reveal her social media struggle.
"The amount of gender violence that I experience is absolutely extraordinary," she said. "And a significant part of my day today will be spent filing police reports at home about gender violence directed at me on social media. [It's] that many people, that explicit, that overt."
Judd certainly had an eventful time watching her Kentucky Wildcats beat the Arkansas Razorbacks, 78-63, on Sunday, also making headlines when she appeared to be the unwilling recipient of 75-year-old veteran ESPN analyst Dick Vitale's kiss on the lips.