Bjork details sex harassment claims against 'Danish director'

Carla Harmon
October 17, 2017

She claims that the unnamed Danish director frequently touched her inappropriately after takes on the film and once broke a chair on set after she publicly refused him, "like someone who has always been allowed to fondle his actresses".

Via a lengthy Facebook post, the "Oh So Quiet" singer said, "I am inspired by the women everywhere who are speaking up online to tell about my experience with a Danish director".

Writing about her experiences in two separate Facebook posts on Monday and Tuesday, the singer has not named the director in question.

"But that we were definitely not friends, that's a fact", he added.


"When I turned the director down repeatedly he sulked and punished me" and "framed [me] as the hard one", she said.

"It was extremely clear to me when I walked into the actress's profession that my humiliation and role as a lesser, sexually-harassed being was the norm", she said.

Von Trier reportedly denied the allegations against him, but today, Björk shared more details concerning her sexual harassment experience, including specific examples of how the director made unwanted advances toward her.

Since the subject is a hard one since the scandal, Harvey Weinstein has caused both sides of the Atlantic for a speaking collective of victims of sexual assault, the director is expressed through his partner, Peter Albaek Jensen, producer within their company Zentropa, who has testified in the columns of the Jylannds Posten.


"I fully sympathise with everyone who hesitates, even for years. But I feel it is the right time especially now when it could make a change".

Von Trier's Danish film company Zentropa Entertainment said there would be no further comment following the statement issued to Jyllands-Posten. "I am anxious though that other actresses working with the same man did not".

Bjork added that attempting to dismiss her account by accusing her of "being difficult" paralleled the "Weinstein methods" of "bullying" victims who dared to speak up.


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