Icelandic star Bjork has claimed she was sexually harassed by an unidentified movie director.
Bjork claims to have been sexually harassed by an unidentified movie director.
The Icelandic pop star has opened up about her experience with ''a Danish director'' following a series of sexual harassment allegations made against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
In a Facebook post, Bjork wrote: ''i am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a Danish director.
''[I]t 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. (sic)''
However, Bjork explained that, over time, she was able to move on from the incident due to her inner strength, ''great team'' and her indifference towards a career in the movie business.
The 51-year-old star added: ''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 kindness (sic)''
Bjork has appeared in three feature films, only one of which, 'Dancer in the Dark', was directed by a Dane, Lars von Trier.
Bjork and von Trier experienced some unexplained clashes on set, but the pop star was also nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance in the musical drama.
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