Judd at premiere of Divergent in 2014

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Divergent star Ashely Judd says that she will press charges against people who have been harassing her on Twitter with threats of sexual violence, reports US.

“The amount of gender violence I experience is absolutely extraordinary,” she tells the Today show, “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.”

On Sunday, after tweeting that she believed the Arkansas Razorbacks were “playing dirty” against the Wildcats, Judd was targeted and threatened with a barrage of explicit messages, some of which called her a “****” and others that encouraged her to “go suck a dick.” She retweeted examples on her own account to take a stand.

Some of the tweets were so vulgar that NBC News was unable to show them on its broadcast.

“Everyone needs to take personal responsibility,” Judd told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts on Monday. “For what they write and not allowing this misinterpretation and shaming culture to persist. And by the way I’m pressing charges.”

Judd gave another interview to NBC News’ Craig Melvin on Tuesday, Mar. 17, detailing her plan of action. “The amount of gender violence that I experience is absolutely extraordinary,” she said. “And a significant part of my day today will be spent filing police reports at home about gender violence directed at me on social media.”


And, in an interview with “Today” on Monday, Judd reiterated that this sort of trolling isn’t new for her — but it is most certainly sexist. “The amount of gender violence I experience is absolutely extraordinary,” she said. “A significant part of my day today will be spent filing police reports at home about gender violence that is directed at me on social media.”

The Double Jeopardy star noted: “That many people, that explicit, that overt.”