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Pamela Anderson Stands By Weinstein Victim Comments

The actress was discussing the Weinstein scandal when she made the comment.

BY megan davies | Dec 5, 2017 | Culture

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Pamela Anderson is standing by her controversial comments about Harvey Weinstein's victims, despite the backlash against her.

Speaking in an interview with Megyn Kelly on The Today Show on the topic of sexual harassment earlier this week, Anderson said she wasn't surprised at the Harvey Weinstein fallout, but added that some of his victims should have suspected what was going to happen.

"It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately," the actress said.

"You know what you're getting into if you're going into a hotel room alone."

She continued to add that protecting yourself in Hollywood is all about common sense.

"Don't go into a hotel room alone," she said. "If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. This is things that are common sense, but I know Hollywood is very seductive and the people want to be famous.

"Sometimes you think you are going to be safe with an adult in a room."

But despite receiving criticism for her comments and being accused of victim blaming, Pamela later turned to Instagram to stress that she stands by what she said and welcomes the backlash against her.

 

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

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"Somebody had to say this," she wrote. "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.

"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."

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During her Today Show interview, Pamela also detailed her own experience with Weinstein, calling the movie producer "intimidating".

Weinstein has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by several high profile actresses, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, Lupita Nyong'o and more.

He has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex "unequivocally" and claimed that many of the accusations against him are "patently false".

From: Esquire UK


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