In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, women around entertainment and your friends, neighbors, co-workers and the like have been sharing stories of sexual harassment and assault. Yesterday, Bjork shared her own sexual harassment story, levying the accusation at a Dutch director.
“I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a Danish director,” starts Bjork. She describes the situation she was put in by the director, who did not like her rebuffing his advances and how it seemed to be the norm in the industry.
“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,” she writes. “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.”
Bjork does not name the director in her post, but she only appeared in a few films, with only one directed by a Danish man. That would be Lars Von Trier, who directed the 2000 film, Dancer In The Dark. In a statement via The Hollywood Reporter, he has denied the allegations.
Read her full post below.