Actress Ashley Judd said Monday that she plans to press charges against abusive tweeters.
Appearing on “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” on Monday, Judd explained that she received a broad range of sex- and gender-based abuse on social media following a tweet she sent out during Sunday’s Kentucky-Arkansas college basketball game.
“Yesterday I was upset that three UK players were bleeding on the floor,” said Judd, a Kentucky fan. “And in my impassioned game moment I said something that if I was in a more calm state of mind I would phrase differently. I might have said, ‘I feel really disappointed with what seems like ultra-aggressive play.’
“Instead what I wrote, ‘I think Arkansas is playing dirty.’ Well, apparently I’m a whore. I’ve been called the ‘C’ word. I’ve been told I should – the way things happen on social media is so abusive, and everybody needs to take personal responsibility for what they write and not allowing this misinterpretation and shaming culture on social media to persist. And by the way, I’m pressing charges.”
Judd also made news Sunday after planting a kiss on Dick Vitale’s cheek, and then being on the receiving end of a kiss on the lips from the famous broadcaster.
She addresses that and more during Monday’s interview. Watch it: