Wynonna and Naomi Judd were on “The View” this morning to discuss their new docu-series, “The Judds.” But they also responded to Ashley Judd’s revelation in her new memoir, “All That Is Bitter and Sweet,” that she was sexually abused.
Both Judds looked uncomfortable as host Barbara Walters read quotes from Ashley Judd’s “View” interview, which aired yesterday. Wynonna Judd responded by saying she felt that people were trying to turn her family members against one another. When Walters asked Naomi Judd whether she thought Ashley was neglected, she responded, “In a way I do,” and went on to say she supports her daughter.
“I was as honest as I could be with what I knew,” Naomi Judd said of her younger daughter’s alleged abuse, “but I’m a different person now.” When asked if they have read “All That Is Bitter and Sweet,” Wynonna and Naomi Judd said no.
Wynonna Judd, who wrote about her own abuse in her 2007 memoir, “Coming Home to Myself,” again noted that she has been a victim of sexual abuse; Naomi also told “The View” women that she has been abused in the past as well. “I want to be part of the solution,” Wynonna said.
“The Judds” premieres April 10 on Oprah’s OWN network.
After the jump, watch Wynonna and Naomi’s Thursday interview on “The View,” as well as Ashley’s on Wednesday.