Bjork: ‘I was sexually harassed by a film director’

A lot of noise’s been made about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged inappropriate behavior and harrassment on women in the entertainment business who worked with him. Also Bjork joined the list of the victims, even if the molester is another film director.

By way of a summary, on October 5, 2017, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published an exposé in The New York Times accusing the American film producer Harvey Weinstein of three decades of sexual harassment. After article was published, many women in the entertainment business made similar allegations against Weinstein, such as Jessica Hynes, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne and Léa Seydoux.

Now Bjork has come forward with her own tale of sexual harassment and claimed she was sexually harassed by a Danish director on the set of the film, but she does not disclose who the filmmaker is.

“I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a danish director” she wrote on Facebook on Sunday (Oct.15), adding “I come from a country that is one of the worlds place closest to equality between the sexes and at the time i came from position of strength in the music world with hard earned independence, it was extremely clear to me when i walked into the actresses profession that my humiliation and role as a lesser sexually harassed being was the norm and set in stone with the director and a staff of dozens who enabled it and encouraged it.”

I became aware of that it is a universal thing that a director can touch and harass his actresses at will and the institution of film allows it . when i turned the director down repeatedly he sulked and punished me and created for his team an impressive net of illusion where i was framed as the difficult one . because of my strength , my great team and because i had nothing to loose having no ambitions in the acting world , i walked away from it and recovered in a years time.”

“I am worried though that other actresses working with the same man did not . the director was fully aware of this game and i am sure of that the film he made after was based on his experiences with me . because i was the first one that stood up to him and didn’t let him get away with it and in my opinion he had a more fair and meaningful relationship with his actresses after my confrontation so there is hope. Let’s hope this statement supports the actresses and actors all over. Let’s stop this, there is a wave of change in the world.

So Bjork claims she repeatedly turned down the director’s alleged advances, but he “punished” her and branded her as difficult. Meanwhile, Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company last week.

in: News
October 16, 2017
di Fabiana