Ashley Judd pens sexual violence essay

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Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) Actress Ashley Judd has written a powerful and moving essay, condemning online threats of sexual abuse and violence, after she was trolled for posting her views on a university basketball game.

The 46-year-old received abusive messages, including rape threats, after she claimed on Twitter that the University of Arkansas were “playing dirty” when they took on her old college, the University of Kentucky, on Sunday. That’s what has led to her penning her disgust over the incident, reports

The essay, entitled “Forget Your Team: Your Online Violence Toward Girls and Women Is What Can Kiss My A**”, enlivens Judd’s own experience of sexual abuse and incest as a youngster and the nine-year journey to recovery that followed.

In a piece published on, she wrote: “The volume of hatred that exploded at me in response was staggering. I am a survivor of sexual assault, rape and incest. I am greatly blessed that in 2006, other thriving survivors introduced me to recovery.

“What happened to me is the devastating social norm experienced by millions of girls and women on the Internet (sic).”

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