A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday.  Judd can proceed with her defamation suit, which says she was in serious discussions for a big role in “Lord of the Rings,” said U.S. District Court Judge Philip Gutierrez, via written court order.

About 20 years ago, Judd says that she escaped Weinstein’s advances in a hotel room.  Judd will have an opportunity to file an amended complaint to try her sexual harassment claim again.

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