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Bjork opens up about her sexual harassment experience

Bjork has praised the brave women who stepped forward to speak out against the sexual assault and harassment caused by Hollywood boss .

More than 20 women including Asia Argento, Rose McGowan and Mira Sorvino shared stories about Weinstein which included rape, harassment and assault. Icelandic pop star Bjork has explained how she has been inspired by their bravery into sharing a disturbing story of her own.

In the Facebook post, Bjork explains how a film director sexually harassed her during filming. Here it is in full:

“I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a danish director,” she began in a passionate new post on Facebook. “Because I come from a country that is one of the worlds place closest to equality between the sexes and at the time I came from position of strength in the music world with hard-earned independence, 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. 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.

“Because of my strength, my great team and because I had nothing to loose 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. 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,” she continued. “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,” she said. “Let’s stop this.”