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Ashley Judd: Airport Worker's Actions Reflect 'Everyday Sexism'

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By    |   Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 11:55 AM

Actress Ashley Judd said an airport worker's alleged inappropriate actions led to her recording about what she called "everyday sexism" women go through.

Judd, 49, posted the video on Facebook Live Aug. 5 and it has been viewed more than 1.7 million times. Judd, costar in the "Divergent" movie series, said that she tried to set boundaries early while going through the security line, but the airport employee mostly ignored them.

"I was coming through security and a guy said, 'Hey sweetheart,' and I said, 'I'm not your sweetheart, I am your client,'" Judd said.

"… When I was setting my things out, he said, 'Hey nice dress!' I didn't hear him say anything about the attire of any of the other folks in the entire line and I am in one of the most traveled airports in the world."

Judd said the employee then touched her, leaving her upset.

"I didn't see him touch anybody else," Judd said. "And I turned around and I said, 'That was unnecessary.' … My skin was burning, my feet are burning. It's so hard to continue to set these boundaries when someone continues to push."

"Today" noted that Judd posted a second video stating that the manager on duty "immediately apologized" for the employee's behavior when she protested and told her that he would be reprimanded.

The outspoken Judd addressed online misogyny during a TED Talk that was released in January, HuffPost reported. She said at the time that she receives threats of sexual and physical violence and negative photoshopped images of herself on a daily basis.

"Since I joined Twitter in 2011 misogyny and misogynists have amply demonstrated they will dog my every step," Judd said then.

Judd had flirted with the ideas of running for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky against Mitch McConnell and Kentucky governor, The Washington Post noted.

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