Now that Harvey Weinstein is persona non-grata in Tinseltown, plenty of people have felt safe enough to come forward with their own sordid tales of abuse in the industry. Björk took to Facebook on Sunday to talk about her own case of sexual harassment with an unnamed Danish film director whose name probably rhymes with Mars don Shrier.
“…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 Hollywood Reporter says a lot of people took this to be Lars von Trier since she hasn’t been in that many movies and Lars is Danish. Also, working with Lars was such a nightmare for her that she vowed to never make a movie again. Lars denied any wrongdoing to a Danish paper on Monday, and his assistant confirmed this to the Hollywood Reporter.
Dancer In The Dark producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen said of the Björk experience, “As far as I remember, we were victims. That woman was stronger than both Lars von Trier and me and our company together.”
Lars once said that he’s a Nazi and actually sympathizes with Hitler, so don’t be surprised if he issues another statement saying, “Yes, Peter is right. I am the REAL victim here. I’m the most mistreated Nazi since Hitler!”