'He sulked and punished me,' says the singer of the director after his advances were rejected
Julian Marszalek
08:19 16th October 2017

In the wake of the allegations of sexual misconduct against film mogul Harvey Weinstein, Björk has detailed her own experiences of harassment in the film industry.

Taking to Facebook, Björk wrote: "I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a Danish director.”

Though she didn’t name the director, Björk has only starred in one feature film – 2000’s Dancer In The Dark, which was directed by Lars von Trier. The pair famously clashed on set though the full details of the fall out have never been revealed.

She continued: "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."

The singer went on to say that whenever she turned down his advances, "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 [lose] 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."

She concluded her statement saying: “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”