Ashley Judd has released a statement regarding the police report she filed in Tennessee last month accusing her half-sister, country music star Wynonna Judd, of trying to spy on her after a tracking device was found in her car.
She tweeted a link to the statement on her website and also composed the statement through nine separate tweets.
“The issue at hand is the illegal violation of my privacy in that a tracking device was secretly and unlawfully placed on my vehicle,” she wrote. “For my safety and that of everyone around me, I naturally filed a police report, as any citizen would and should.”
She continued, “The media is unfortunately aggressively pursuing and publishing details, some of which should be private and confidential, such as my cell phone number, in their attempt to create salacious and divisive ‘news.’ Our police station and town hall are being barraged with phone calls and emails, diverting them from their priorities in law enforcement and civic management, and taxpayer dollars are being wasted as well.”
The “Olympus Has Fallen” actress, 45, continued to slam those covering the story and added that one officer was punished for working with the media.
“A very fine career detective has been suspended for a moment of poor judgment for succumbing to media invasiveness [sic],” she said. “It is my, and everyone’s, responsibility to take routine action when any law is broken.”
Lastly, she wrote, “I hope the law enforcement officials can continue to do their jobs in spite of media speculation, pressure and poor conduct. Thank you.”
This statement comes after reports broke earlier in the week that a mechanic found a wireless GPS in a car owned by Judd and that a police report stated she told one detective she “believed Wynonna Judd placed the device on the vehicle,” and told another officer that she “believed Wynonna had placed or had someone else place the device on her vehicle.”