However, the judge did permit Ashley to continue her part of the suit in which she claimed Harvey blackballed her from big projects including Lord Of The Rings from Peter Jackson. Unfortunately for Judd, the new law also says that it is not retroactive, so the judge said it does not apply to her case.
The judge ruled Judd's relationship as an actress with the film producer was not covered under the California statute Judd had sued under.
Gutierrez took pains to say he "is not determining whether Plaintiff was sexually harassed in the colloquial sense of the term", but only whether the incident fell under the scope of the statute her lawsuit cited.
Gutierrez previously said in September that the law upon which Judd's claim was based 'has never before been applied to an employer's sexual harassment of a prospective employee, and the court is not convinced that the statute was meant to cover such harassment'.More news: VLC Media Player Passes 3 Billion Downloads Mark, AirPlay Support Coming Soon
She further claimed that she lost out on multiple film roles because of Weinstein, including one in The Lord of the Rings franchise.
In response to the claims, Mr. Weinstein released a few different statements via his lawyers and spokespersons in which he claimed all allegations were false and the relationships were consensual.
"The burden on Weinstein has the potential of being dramatically and unfairly negative if the stay is denied".
"We have said from the beginning that this claim was unjustified, and we are pleased that the court saw it as we did", she said in a statement, adding: "We believe that we will ultimately prevail on her [Ms Judd's] remaining claims".
Still, Judd will move forward with the defamation side of her suit against Weinstein.More news: Giannis Antetokounmpo on MVP race: I don’t know if I’m there yet
Judd appeared in Frida and Crossing Over which were distributed by Weinstein's companies (Miramax and The Weinstein Company) in 2002 and 2009 respectively.
Ashley's lawyer, Theodore J Boutrous Jr, countered: 'Nothing about today's ruling changes that Ms Judd's case is moving forward on multiple claims.
The disgraced movie mogul faces a variety of sexual misconduct and sexual assault accusations from more than 60 women, including such stars as Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan and many others.
Harvey Weinstein (left) leaves State Supreme Court with his defense attorney Ben Brafman on Monday after pleading not guilty at an arraignment on charges that he committed a sex crime against a third woman on July 9, 2018 in New York City.More news: Manchester City ready to help Gabriel Jesus after family return to Brazil