Pamela Anderson has reiterated her comments about the victims of Harvey Weinstein.
In a controversial interview broadcast on NBC’s Today Show, Anderson stated that victims of Harvey Weinstein ‘knew what they were getting into’.
Weinstein has been at the centre of a criminal investigation since an late October, after an extensive outpouring of allegations including rape and sexual assault from women in both America and the UK. He “unequivocally denies” any non-consensual sex.
After discussing her own incidents of childhood sex abuse, Anderson said, “I learned never to put myself in those situations again. When I came to Hollywood, of course, I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that make absolutely no sense. Just common sense.
“Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers a door in a bathrobe, leave. Things that are common sense. But I know Hollywood is very seductive and people want to be famous and sometimes you think you’re going to be safe with an adult in the room.”
Discussing her own experiences with the “intimidating” Weinstein, she says she was not surprised by the allegations that came out against him: “I think it was common knowledge that certain producers and certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately.
“You know what you’re getting into when you go to a hotel room alone.”
Despite the criticism Anderson faced after her comments, she later took to Instagram to stand by the interview.
“Somebody had to say this. Please don’t worry,” she wrote. “Refer people to my blog and long standing commitment to defending the vulnerable. We have the power to be safe and free by using common sense.
“My message is consistent throughout. I’m a deep thinker / I have a unique perspective.
and consequence is part of my life,” she added. “This is great. I am also an advocate for men. I just don’t agree with it all. Backlash is good.” You can see the full Instagram post below.
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Re- My interview on #todayshow #megynkelly Somebody had to say this. Please don’t worry. Refer people to my blog and long standing commitment to defending the vulnerable. We have the power to be safe and free by using common sense. My message is consistent throughout- I'm a deep thinker / I have a unique perspective. and consequence is part of my life. This is great. I am also an advocate for men. I just don't agree with it all. 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. Don't get in cars with strangers #rideresponsibly- Don't go to Hotel rooms alone for an audition. Women are powerful and smart and we can use all our charms in more positive ways. I think it’s very smart to be proactive. And I stand by what I say. My mother taught me – protect yourself. Especially with my ‘image’’ – she and I were worried it could give people wrong Impression. I am not an easy girl and have not had as many partners people might think. I believe in love and commitment and common sense. This is why I'm usually married. It is how I feel safe and protected in a sexual relationship. .A monogamous lover is the best and most brave lover there is. I only want intimate sexual experiences – where I can be free to give my wildest fantasies to someone who loves me. and never have used sex as a weapon. It's just too easy. #bestrong #staysafe #noblame @todayshow #solutions #nodrama
Back in 2014, Pamela Anderson detailed her own history of sexual abuse and rape. When she was six, he actress was molested by a female babysitter, and was later raped twice – when she was 12 by a 25-year-old man, and gang-raped at 16 by her then-boyfriend and his friends.