“Let’s hope this statement supports the actresses and actors all over. Let’s stop this.”
Björk has spoken out about an experience with a Danish filmmaker in which the Icelandic stars claims she was sexually harassed.
“It was extremely clear to me when I walked into the actresses [sic] 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 wrote on Facebook today (October 15).
Björk claims that when she turned the unnamed 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 [sic] having no ambitions in the acting world, I walked away from it and recovered in a years time,” she continues. “I am worried though that other actresses working with the same man did not.”
“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,” before signing off. Read the full statement below.
Last December, Björk wrote an open letter calling out sexism in the music media, which addresses some of the critiques she read about her DJ sets at Houston’s Day For Night Festival that month.