Michael Tran/FilmMagicA 2005 red carpet interview with Courtney Love has resurfaced online following numerous allegations of sexual harassment or assault against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
In the clip, posted by TMZ, Love is asked what advice she has for young women moving to Hollywood. After hesitating — “I’ll get libeled if I say it,” she says — the musician and actress warns, “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons [hotel], don’t go.”
In response to the video resurfacing, Love tweeted, “Although I wasn’t one of his victims, I was eternally banned by [talent agency] CAA for speaking out against #HarveyWeinstein #rape.”
Weinstein’s been accused of sexual misconduct by a growing list of women, including actresses Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. As more women continue to speak out about their experiences with Weinstein and sexual abuse in the film industry, Bjork now says that she was sexually harassed by a “Danish director” while working on a movie.
“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,” Bjork wrote in a Facebook post.
“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,” she added.
Since the filmmaker was characterized as a “Danish director,” many believe Bjork was referring to Lars von Trier, with whom she worked on the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark. An assistant for von Trier told Rolling Stone, “Lars declines the accusations Bjork has made, but doesn’t wish to comment any further.”
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