Sir Peter Jackson could testify against Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein, Ashley Judd and Sir Peter Jackson.
Harvey Weinstein, Ashley Judd and Sir Peter Jackson. Photo credit: Getty

New Zealand film director Sir Peter Jackson could testify against Harvery Weinstein in the Ashley Judd case, according to a report by Reuters.

Sir Peter has spoken with Ms Judd's legal team, which has filed a defamation and sexual harassment suit against Weinstein.

Ms Judd's suit accuses Weinstein, a film producer, of discouraging Jackson from hiring her in the 1998 film The Lord of the Rings in retaliation for her rejecting Weinstein's sexual advances.

The lawsuit has cited an interview Jackson did with Stuff last year where he quoted Weinstein as saying Ms Judd was a "nightmare to work with".

In the interview, Sir Peter said the assessment of Ms Judd at the time had persuaded him not to hire her, but he he later came to believe she was the victim of a "smear campaign".

Weinstein has filed a motion to dismiss, claiming Ms Judd's case is based off of speculation from both her and Sir Peter, according to TMZ.

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