Pamela Anderson says Harvey Weinstein’s victims should have known better — and even after a backlash against her comments, she’s still not apologizing.
The former “Baywatch” babe appeared on Megyn Kelly’s NBC show on Thursday, telling her story of sexual abuse as a child and saying women shouldn’t blame themselves for being victimized.
She then seemed to contradict herself. When asked by Kelly about disgraced movie mogul Weinstein, Anderson stated, “I think it was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood [were] people to avoid, privately. You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”
When Kelly countered that many of the actresses were sent by their agents, Anderson responded, “They should have sent somebody with them. I just think there’s easy ways to remedy that. That’s not a good excuse.”
Anderson also said in the interview that she had been offered private auditions, condos and even Porsches. “Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. Things that are common sense. 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.”
As her comments provoked outrage, Anderson doubled down on Friday on her website. “I’m trying to tell women . . . be proactive as an adult who knows better — in defending themselves. Don’t get in cars with strangers . . . Don’t go to Hotel rooms alone for an audition.”
She continues, “To say I am victim blaming completely misconstrues my point. Victims are not to blame, they never are . . . predators are always to blame — solely and entirely. That doesn’t mean we can’t take common sense measures to keep ourselves safe and avoid harmful situations.”
Anderson, who is best, best pals with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, further claims people are after her because they are “anti-Wikileaks — and they probably want to discredit me.”
Source: Page Six