Björk Issues a More Detailed Account of Being Sexually Harassed by a “Danish Director”

"Let's break this curse."

Oct 17, 2017
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Over the weekend Björk posted to Facebook about her experiences with a "Danish director" she declined to name who harassed her when she acted in his film. Björk hasn't done much work as a film actress, with her most notable work being the critically acclaimed 2000 film Dancer in the Dark, which she starred in and was directed by Lars Von Trier, who is Danish, so it's been widely assumed this is who she was referring to. Now Björk has issued a more in-depth statement detailing some of the specific ways she was harassed.

Björk's post begins: "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." She goes on to detail how he threatened to come to her hotel room in the middle of the night and how he broke a chair in rage on the set when she rejected him. Read the full post below.

Meanwhile Von Trier has refuted the allegations.

Outside of her music videos, she has also worked with the female American director Nietzchka Keene, the male American director Robert Altman, the female Icelandic director Kristín Jóhannesdóttir, and on an animated short film with male Icelandic director Gunnar Karlsson.

Björk is releasing a new album, Utopia, sometime in November (exact date TBA). It includes her recent single, "The Gate," which she has also shared a video for. Björk's last album, Vulnicura, came out in 2015.

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