Pamela Anderson is standing by her statements that women “know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone,” made during a Thursday interview on sexual harassment with Megyn Kelly.
The Baywatch star discussed her own personal experience with abuse on Megyn Kelly Today and commented that she was not surprised at the fallout following allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
“It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately,” said Anderson to Kelly. “You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”
“Don’t go into a hotel room alone,” Anderson added. “If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. This is things that are common sense, but I know Hollywood is very seductive and the people want to be famous. Sometimes you think you are going to be safe with an adult in a room. I don’t know where this security comes from, but somehow I dodged it all.”
Anderson posted a response to her interview Friday on Instagram: “Backlash is good. – I like this. My position is not ‘problematic’ because I doesn’t fall in line with the common herd or trend. I’m trying to tell women as a survivor of childhood abuse myself – It is important to be proactive as an adult who knows better – in defending themselves.”
During her Thursday interview with Kelly, Anderson shared her own experience working with Weinstein, whom she called “very intimidating.” Anderson said she was doing a movie with Weinstein where she said, “I can’t do the film if there’s going to be a dog in the film” which was met with a negative response from Weinstein.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Arlene Washington