Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Bjork claims she was sexually harassed by director

Bjork claims director

Bjork has claimed she was sexually harassed by a director who she claims punished her for rebuffing his sexual advances.

The Icelandic artist, who has received widespread critical acclaim for her innovative and imaginative music, said the slew of women coming forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment had inspired her to speak out.


The 51-year-old said the lack of ambition she invested in the acting world meant she was able to walk away freely but she was concerned other female actors working with the same director could not.

“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,” the musician said in a Facebook post.

“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.”


She continued: “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 lose, having no ambitions in the acting world, I walked away from it and recovered in a year’s time.”

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