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Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Bjork Wants to 'Break Curse,' Specifies Alleged Harassment

Bjork Wants to 'Break Curse,' Specifies Alleged Harassment

While Bjork doesn't reveal the identity of the director, she's only worked with one Danish filmmaker: Lars von Trier, on the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark.

Referring only to "the Danish director", she said in Tuesday's post that he "stroked me sometimes for minutes against my wishes" in front of the whole crew.

The director told Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper it was "not the case" that he had sexually harassed the singer.

"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", Bjork writes.

In the separate case of Weinstein, an avalanche of claims have surfaced since the publication of a report by the New York Times alleging a history of abusive behaviour by the U.S. producer dating back decades.

"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.

Björk is standing by her story.

Bjork posted her original message in response to the sexual harassment and abuse allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein. She also references how the press portrayed her as being hard during filming, something she says was due to fabricated stories.

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.

The singer of "Venus As A Boy" and "Human Behaviour", whose career has spanned four decades, said she was inspired to come forward "by the women everywhere who are speaking up online" about sexual assault.

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