Ashley Judd is not just going to lie by as people abuse her on Twitter.
The 46-year-old actress is taking legal action against Twitter users who completely trolled her in a vicious way after she tweeted about the SEC championship game Sunday between Kentucky and Arkansas.
Ashley Judd, a die-hard Wildcats fan, talked to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts about her tangle with Twitter users after she posted a comment about the game.
Ashley Judd told Roberts, “Everyone 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.”
When when I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c—, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay.
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015
She added, “If I were in a more calm state of mind, I might have phrased [it] differently. I might have said, ‘I feel really disappointed with what seems [like] ultra-aggressive play.’ Instead, what I wrote [was], ‘I think Arkansas is playing dirty.'”
Ashley Judd retweeted or posted several examples to let people know what was going on.
One example of abuse toward Ashley Judd was, “Go suck on Cal’s two inch d**k ye B**ch whore.”
Another was, “what the hell do you even do you stuck up c*nt. What are you famous for again.”
Who would have guessed this would become a robust conversation, at last? Today's threads show misogyny persists and your voices roar back.
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 18, 2015
On Today, Ashley Judd expanded on her plans to deal with the people who targeted her on Twitter.
She said, “The amount of gender violence that I experienced is absolutely extraordinary. And a significant part of my day today will be spent filing police reports at home about gender violence that’s directed at me on social media.”
@mattspence81 how many guys tweet things like that during game, with no blow back?
— Danielle Elliot (@daniellelliot) March 18, 2015
When asked how many people had threatened her, Ashley Judd said, “That many people, that explicit, that overt.”
What do you think about Ashley Judd pressing charges against Twitter abusers? Do you think threats made online should be treated the same as those made in person?