Ashley Judd, whose new drama/action thriller "Missing" debuted on ABC recently, has taken some harsh criticism for her looks this week.
The 43-year old Kentucky-born actress was photographed during a press tour for the show earlier this week looking a bit puffy, and various media outlets immediately reported that she'd had work done on her face. Radaronline.com even took the liberty of interviewing a plastic surgeon, whose opinion was that she had recently had a procedure done and the puffiness was likely due to swelling of tissues. Dr. Anthony Youn said, “I am flabbergasted that she appears to have changed her face like this.”
Judd, however, maintains that she has been on steroids to combat a severe sinus infection, which are causing the swelling. She tweeted on the 15th:
@CassandraProbe I know, steriods r dramatic. My clothes don't fit right, hard on a girl's self esteem, so lots of positive self talk & love.
A rep for the actress, Cara Tripicchio, told E!Online, "For the record, this is unequivocally not true. Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. Therefore, she has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show Missing."
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