Renowned Hollywood actress Ashley Judd who has been touring India for about a week being a part of the 'World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls Initiative', reveals a shocker about all the exploitation she had to face in her life for being a girl.
While delivering a speech at New Delhi for the 'World Congress Against Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls initiative', Judd said she had been harassed sexually and mentally at the age of 7 and then again at the age of 14 by many prominent personalities, including Hollywood bosses.
Judd also pointed at the gender discrimination and issue of unequal pay existing in Hollywood industry till this day.
"I was molested for the first time at the age of seven, experienced rapes at the age of 14 and in 1998. It's a miracle that I wasn't trafficked." Ashley Judd said.
The actress also delivered a powerful speech in Hindi language and said "Ab samjhauta nahi" meaning, no more compromise.
Judd had made some shocking allegations against a top Hollywood studio executive, she said,
"I was sexually harassed by one of our industry's most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses. He was very stealth and expert about it. He groomed me, which is a technical term - 'Oh, come meet at the hotel for something to eat'. It went on in these stages. It was so disgusting."
Judd also stated that "There's a big pay gap in Hollywood, because of gender discrimination, and my lifetime earnings are 40 percent less than what I should have earned, had there been pay equality in the industry."