Pamela Anderson has stated that victims of Harvey Weinstein ‘knew what they were getting into’ in a controversial new interview.
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.
Now, in a new interview with NBC’s Today Show, actress Pamela Anderson has spoken out on the incidents. After discussing her own incidents of childhood sex abuse, “I learned never to put myself in those situations again,” she said. “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.”
Watch Pamela Anderson’s NBC Today interview below.
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.