Pamela Anderson, 50, has stirred up controversy by saying on Megyn Kelly Today that the woman who've accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault should never have been around him in the first place. "That certain people or certain producers in Hollywood are people to avoid privately", she said.
The Baywatch icon told Kelly on Thursday that women "know what you're getting into if you're going into a hotel room alone". "That's not a good excuse". "I just naively said, 'Well there must be a number two then, so I'm not interested, '" she said. That's what they should have done. Sent somebody with them. "Quite an opposite, I said myself that Weinstein is a sexist pig and a bully", she writes on Instagram. My position is not "problematic" because I don't fall in line with the common herd or trend.
I can tell you that from my experience of working on protectin - be it a protection of journalists and human rights defenders and internet security - there is ALWAYS a call and recommendation to see the issues in their complexity.
Pamela Anderson and Harvey Weinstein.
She continued: "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". If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave.
Pamela Anderson arrives at the U.S. Premiere of “Baywatch” on Saturday
She recalled that "never in my life have I been talked to like that, and I've had some bad boyfriends". And I did it. "But I did it without the dog".
Read Anderson's full response below.
My interview on #todayshow #megynkelly Somebody had to say this. Kindly don't stress. Allude individuals to my blog and long standing responsibility regarding shielding the helpless. Things that are common sense.
'I think it was common knowledge. "I am also an advocate for men". I just don't agree with it all. I have confidence in adoration and duty and good judgment. "You know what you're getting into if you're going into a hotel room alone". Yet it's been shown time and time again that the industry is more than willing to chew up those that don't conform to its many different ways and kowtow in the manner that those in power want. I think this narrative of "victim blaming" and "lack of solidarity" is trying to coerce me (and others) into consensus on something that should be debated and discussed broadly. What's the problem?' And I said, 'No. My mother taught me - protect yourself.