'It won't be tidy, and it won't be easy': Ashley Judd says women will persevere in fighting sexual harassment despite it being a 'chaotic, messy' endeavor

?Actress Ashley Judd said Friday that the fight against sexual misconduct will be a 'chaotic, messy' endeavor, but that women won't let potential public fatigue about the scandals slow the efforts.

Her claims against a Hollywood mogul had helped set off an avalanche of sexual harassment allegation.

The 49-year-old actress told an audience at the University of Kentucky, her alma mater, that the fight is about 'ending impunity.'

Judd said that film mogul Harvey Weinstein harassed her three different times.

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Full steam ahead: Ashley Judd, one of the first high-profile accusers of Harvey Weinstein, said Friday at the University of Kentucky that there's a ways to go in the movement to eradicate sexual harassment
Full steam ahead: Ashley Judd, one of the first high-profile accusers of Harvey Weinstein, said Friday at the University of Kentucky that there's a ways to go in the movement to eradicate sexual harassment

Full steam ahead: Ashley Judd (L), one of the first high-profile accusers of Harvey Weinstein (R), said Friday at the University of Kentucky that there's a ways to go in the movement to eradicate sexual harassment?

She discussed one episode in detail: an incident from two decades ago in which she said she was asked to meet Weinstein in his hotel room. Weinstein greeted her wearing a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or if she would watch him shower.?

Weinstein was ousted from the movie company he founded following a barrage of sexual harassment allegations that began with a bombshell?New York Times article in early October. Since then, numerous prominent men in entertainment, business and politics and the media have been hit with allegations of improper behavior with women.

Judd said Friday she hasn't spoken about the other alleged incidents because she wants the focus to be on larger issues.

'I want to talk about how it's not about sex, it's about power,' she said. 'I want to talk about how the statistics say that one in three or one in four of us experience sexual misconduct. But every time I get together with three or four women, it's all three or four of us.

'I want to talk about how there is naturally a chaotic, messy, unprecedented socio-cultural, sexual change - the reckoning as some folks are calling it - happening around us,' she added. 'And it won't be tidy, and it won't be easy, and we don't have a playbook. We can't go to page 463 and tear it out and say this is how we navigate what's going on.'

Patience: Judd, seen in September in NYC, said that the?'chaotic, messy' process will continue until society changes for the better?

Patience: Judd, seen in September in NYC, said that the?'chaotic, messy' process will continue until society changes for the better?

Proud: Judd was among the stars present for the Women's March in January in Washington, D.C.

Proud: Judd was among the stars present for the Women's March in January in Washington, D.C.

Judd talked for more than an hour, discussing a range of issues that included gender equality, human trafficking and sexual abuse.

She said allegations of sexual harassment are becoming so frequent that 'it's really hard to keep track.'?

While some powerful men have lost their jobs due to harassment allegations, Judd said: 'What about all of the women whose careers never got off the ground?'

'What about the collective economic loss endured, especially by women in low-paying jobs, women on the margins of the margin, the undocumented, the field workers, the gals in the diners who get their bottom pinched all the time? What about them?'

After her encounters years ago with Weinstein, she said, she told her agent, but neither of them knew what to do. She said, 'Who were we supposed to tell, some fantasy attorney general of moviedom?'

Women rise: Actresses Asia Argento (L), Rose McGowan (center) and Annabella Sciorra (R) are among the women who have said Weinstein raped them

Women rise: Actresses Asia Argento (L), Rose McGowan (center) and Annabella Sciorra (R) are among the women who have said Weinstein raped them

Firebrand: Journalist Ronan Farrow, in a series of pieces for The New Yorker, has shined light on Weinstein's alleged misdeeds, as well as the clandestine efforts he took to suppress and discredit his accusers, incorporating spies and tabloid journalists?

Firebrand: Journalist Ronan Farrow, in a series of pieces for The New Yorker, has shined light on Weinstein's alleged misdeeds, as well as the clandestine efforts he took to suppress and discredit his accusers, incorporating spies and tabloid journalists?

Asked later by an audience member whether she worries that public fatigue will set in because of the wave of allegations, Judd replied: 'Girls and women are not going to let that happen. We're not going to let that happen.'

Judd, wearing a UK shirt, stood center stage and recounted her years on the Lexington campus. Also, the university announced it is establishing a fellowship in Judd's name. The fellowship will focus on studying violence against women.

Judd, a social justice activist, serves as global goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, which deals with reproductive health and population issues.

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