Islantilainen artisti Björk paljasti pari päivää sitten somessa joutuneensa ”nimeltämainitsemattoman tanskalaisohjaajan” ahdistelemaksi ja kiusaamaksi (Mesta.net -uutinen).
Björk ei paljastanut nimeltä ahdistelevaa ohjaajaa mutta merkit viittasivat vahvasti Lars Von Trieriin, jonka kanssa Björk teki elokuvan Dancer in the dark (2000).
Ohjaaja on kommentoinut pienimuotoista kohua Jyllands-Postenille ja kieltää Björkin väitteet. Lars Von Trier myöntää kaksikon tulleen huonosti toimeen mutta siitä huolimatta Björk yltyi mahtavaan roolisuoritukseen.
Björk on jatkanut asian puimista Facebookissa;
Leffan kuvausten aikana oli jatkuvaa ”pakkohalaamista” ja koskettelua sekä seksuaalisesti värittynyttä vihjailua. Eräänä iltana Björk joutui evakkoon huoneestaan, koska ohjaaja vihjaili kiipeävänsä parvekkeen kautta tämän huoneeseen.
”in the spirit of #metoo i would like to lend women around the world a hand with a more detailed description of my experience with a danish director . it feels extremely difficult to come out with something of this nature into the public , especially when immediately ridiculed by offenders . 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 . here comes a list of the encounters that i th…ink count as sexual harassment :
1 after each take the director ran up to me and wrapped his arms around me for a long time in front of all crew or alone and stroked me sometimes for minutes against my wishes
2 when after 2 months of this i said he had to stop the touching , he exploded and broke a chair in front of everyone on set . like someone who has always been allowed to fondle his actresses . then we all got sent home .
3 during the whole filming process there were constant awkward paralysing unwanted whispered sexual offers from him with graphic descriptions , sometimes with his wife standing next to us .
4 while filming in sweden , he threatened to climb from his room´s balcony over to mine in the middle of the night with a clear sexual intention , while his wife was in the room next door . i escaped to my friends room . this was what finally woke me up to the severity of all this and made me stand my ground
5 fabricated stories in the press about me being difficult by his producer . this matches beautifully the weinstein methods and bullying . i have never eaten a shirt . not sure that is even possible .
6 i didnt comply or agree on being sexually harassed . that was then portrayed as me being difficult . if being difficult is standing up to being treated like that , i´ll own it” .