Actress Ashley Judd fired back at Twitter trolls with a lawsuit against those responsible for tweeting disturbing and threatening messages at her.
A University of Kentucky Wildcats superfan, Judd attended her alma mater’s SEC Championship win Sunday, decked out in white and blue.
It was an impassioned post-game tweet, she told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, that prompted a barrage of explicit tweets in response.
Judd responded to the hateful comments on Twitter by reposting them. The remarks contained vulgar language.
The TODAY Show’s Craig Melvin sat down with Judd ahead of the premiere of her upcoming film “Insurgent” and she talked candidly about social media.
Judd’s strong stance comes just a few weeks after former baseball player Curt Schilling went after cyber bullies for targeting his 17-year-old daughter.
Last month, Iggy Azalea quit Twitter altogether.
And Lena Dunham admitted she doesn’t even look at her Twitter account anymore, telling Ryan Seacrest “I’m trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally.”
Twitter CEO Dick Costello addressed harassment in an internal memo last month, saying he was embarrassed. He said “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform.”
Twitter also said it now reviews five times as many user reports and has tripled the size of the support team focused on handling abuse reports.