Social media can be the worst at times — with a lot of venom being thrown at women most of the time. Kentucky fan and actress, Ashley Judd has had enough, and will use the law to fight back.
Judd make it clear on NBC’s Today Show — that she’s going to start pressing charges on twitter trolls.
“The amount of gender violence that I experienced is absolutely extraordinary,” Judd told TODAY correspondent Craig Melvin in an interview that aired Tuesday. “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.”
The violent threats Judd is referring to kicked off on Twitter moments after she tweeted a slam against her alma mater’s Southeastern Conference Championship rivals Sunday night.
“If I were in a more calmed state of mind I would [have] phrased [it] differently,” she explained during a sit-down on MSNBC Monday. “I might have said, ‘I am really disappointed what seems like ultra-aggressive play’ … instead of what I wrote, ‘I think Arkansas is playing dirty.'”
But what the Kentucky Wildcats fan learned wasn’t a lesson in the finer points of sports tough talk. Instead, she learned the risk of being of simply being a woman who shared a polarizing opinion online.
Judd said some of the twitter messages she receives are so explicit, she can’t share.
When when I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c—, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay.
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015
Twitter — for their part — says they are listening.
“We now review five times as many user reports as we did previously,” Twitter said in a statement to NBC News. “And we have tripled the size of the support team focused on handled abuse reports.”