On Sunday, the Icelandic singer went on Facebook to recount working with a Danish director who made sexual harassment “the norm” on the set of a film she was acting in.
While she didn’t name the director, Lars von Trier‘s 2000 movie Dancer in The Dark was the only one she’s starred in directed by a Denmark native.
The 51-year-old recalled:
“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 .”
“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”
We applaud her bravery for speaking out about such a difficult time!
A rep for Lars has already denied her allegations, telling BuzzFeed News:
“Lars declines the accusations Bj├â┬╢rk has made, but doesn’t wish to comment any further.”
Well, you can check out Bj├â┬╢rk’s full account (below):
We hope more and more women feel like they can finally speak their truths.
[Image via WENN.]