Harassed and inundated by extremely violent and vulgar tweets because of a basketball game, that has been Ashley Judd’s nightmare these last two days.
An alarming lack of logic, appalling comments, and vile name-calling might be a reality we’ve just got to accept when using the Internet, but threats of sexual violence are another matter entirely.
When Ashley Judd tweeted that the Arkansas Razorbacks were “playing dirty” during Sunday’s Southeastern Conference championship game, she received verbal abuse so graphic NBC couldn’t air the text on television. (Literally—they had to blur it out.) The actress made an appearance on the network to explain why she’s taking legal action against the writers of the explicit tweets.
Judd commented on the event saying, “The amount of gender violence that I experience 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.”
Watch her interview on the ‘Today Show’ on NBC.