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Pamela Anderson Slammed for Saying Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Knew What They Were ‘Getting Into’

Pamela Anderson faced backlash for comments she made about Harvey Weinstein’s accusers during an interview on Megyn Kelly Today on Thursday, November 30.

After discussing her own experience with childhood sexual abuse, the Baywatch alum, 50, said, “When I came to Hollywood, of course I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made absolutely no sense. [It’s] just common sense: Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. These [are] things that are common sense. … It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately. You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”

Anderson went on to say that the women who have accused Weinstein, 65, of sexual misconduct “should have” brought their agents or assistants along with them rather than meeting with the film producer alone. “I just think there’s easy ways to remedy that,” she said. “That’s not a good excuse.”

More than 80 women, including actresses Rose McGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow, have come forward against Weinstein with allegations of sexual harassment or assault since The New York Times published a damning exposé in October. The former executive, who has denied “any non-consensual sex” claims, was subsequently fired from his company and expelled from professional associations including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition, his wife of nearly 10 years, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, announced in October that she was leaving him amid the scandal. There are ongoing criminal investigations in cities including Los Angeles, London and New York City into Weinstein’s alleged behavior.

After being slammed on social media for her remarks, Anderson took to Instagram to stick up for herself. “Somebody had to say this,” she wrote on Friday, December 1. “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 don’t fall in line with the common herd or trend. … I think it’s very smart to be proactive. And I stand by what I say.”

source: US

Pamela Anderson Is Loving Life at 50

It’s safe to that Pamela Anderson is loving life.

The actress opened up about turning 50 during an interview with Today‘s Megyn Kelly on Friday morning, saying she feels more liberated than ever.

“It’s hard for me to think of myself at this age, but I’m doing everything I wanted to do,” she said. “I’m living in the South of France, 99 percent of my life is devoted to my causes and my kids are grown.”

Anderson said some of the best part of growing older is watching her two sons, Dylan Jagger Lee, 19 and Brandon Thomas Lee, 21, turn into adults.

“They’re beautiful, they’re talented and they’re healthy and happy and ambitious and calculated,” she said. “All those things I don’t understand, but they do, so they’re going to be okay. So things are good. Things are really good.”

During the interview, Anderson also revealed some insight into her relationship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“He’s so funny, and he’s very kind. He’s very smart — he’s brilliant,” she said. “And we talk about everything. I’m there for four hours at a time, and I see him all the time. He is happy to see me when I come. He’s very sad when I leave.”

Anderson was first spotted visiting Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last October, and has written about her numerous visits to him in several lengthy posts on her website.

While Anderson describes her relationship with Assange, 45, as purely platonic, she said they are still “very close.”

“He’s really an important person to me,” she said.

Assange has claimed political asylum at the embassy since 2012 in order to avoid facing extradition to Sweden over a rape allegation he has long refuted. Assange has said he fears being sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges in relation to WikiLeaks.

“If you read through all the reports and the UN finding, there’s no evidence of rape,” Anderson told Kelly in defense of Assange.

After the interview, Kelly said Anderson’s publicist told the talk show host that the actress would be willing to marry Assange if it would get him out of his current situation in the embassy.

source: PEOPLE

Pamela says it was ‘common knowledge’ Harvey Weinstein was dangerous

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Pamela Anderson said it was ‘common knowledge’ Harvey Weinstein was dangerous and told how she avoided being stuck alone with him in an interview on Thursday morning.

The Playboy veteran laughed as she said she was not surprised the onslaught of sexaul assault allegations against the movie mogul and described how he once phoned her to bully her about a film she was in.

Appearing on Megyn Kelly Today, Anderson, 50, said: ‘I think it was common knowledge. That certain people or certain producers in Hollywood are people to avoid privately.

‘You know what you’re getting in to if you go to a hotel room, alone.’

In what appeared to be a jibe at his victims, she said it was ‘no excuse’ to presume the meetings were safe just because they were set up by agents, a claim which has been made by actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow as they detailed their run-ins with Weinstein.

‘I just think there’s easy ways to remedy that. That’s not a good excuse,’ Anderson said.

Earlier, she said she had long learned how to avoid being put in the very situation many of Weinstein’s accusers described.

‘I learned not to put myself in those positions. When i came to hollywood, I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that just made no sense, just common sense.

‘Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the 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 and, I don’t know where this security comes form but somehow I dodged it all.’

While she never encountered any sexual confrontation from Weinstein, she did give an anecdote of how he once bullied her over the phone as they worked on the 2008 film Superhero in which she played The Invisible Girl.

‘He’s very intimidating. I was doing a movie superheroes or something and I played the invisible girl with an invisible dog. As a PETA activist, I don’t work with animals in film because they’re treated horribly. I said, “If I have an invisible dog, I just want to make sure there’s no dog there because I can’t do the film if if there’s going to be a dog in the film. That’s it”.

‘Then he called and said “you little, you’re so lucky that I put you in a film and you’re Pamela Anderson and you don’t deserve anything and if you don’t do this thing, you’ll never work in this town again.”

‘Never in my life have I been talked to like that, and I’ve had some bad boyfriends,’ she said.

Anderson said she had been forced to fight off inappropriate advances and offers long before the Weinstein revelations emerged and that she had turned down ‘money, homes and cars’ from men who wanted to sleep with her.

‘I’ve been offered lots of things. A condo and a porsche to be someone’s number one girl. I just naively said, “Well there must be a number 2 then, so I’m not interested.”

‘Money, homes, roles in movies. And I just didn’t want to do it that way. I had no desire. I’m a romantic and it didn’t appeal to me.’ Anderson has spoken in the past of how she was sexually abused as a child.

In the second part of her interview with Kelly, she described her friendship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and described him as ‘smart, funny and brilliant’.

Anderson has been known to visit Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been seeking refuge for years.

source: Daily Mail

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