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Pamela Anderson Defends Julian Assange

Pamela Anderson has defended Julian Assange once again and insisted the rape allegations made against him in 2012 were a “setup” as she spoke out about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

Anderson, 50, faced backlash last month after she suggested Harvey Weinstein’s accusers should have known what they were getting into by going into a hotel room alone. She has addressed the ongoing sexual misconduct scandal once again, while discussing the allegations made against her friend Assange, who is currently held up inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Appearing on BBC’s “Victoria Derbyshire programme” on Tuesday, the “Baywatch” alum explained of the WikiLeaks founder: “I would rather be a friend to Julian than anybody. I think he’s so full of information, has an incredible perspective and is a genius and is trying to help humanity.”

She added that it is “impossible” for Assange to leave the embassy after facing a rape allegation, which was dropped by Swedish authorities last year. Assange sought asylum in the embassy back in 2012 after losing court battles to avoid extradition to Sweden over the claims, which he denied all along.

Anderson insisted, “The best way to discredit somebody is to call them a rapist, or a pedophile. How do you get over that even if it’s not true? So I think this was a setup. This was not something that was true.”

Talking further about the #MeToo movement, Anderson insisted that young women “just have to be more careful.”

“Even in colleges I find young girls drinking and putting themselves in this situation, these boys have been away from home for the first time. They’re full of testosterone, especially with what people see on the internet these days. A woman in that position is in a dangerous position so you just have to be careful. We can ruin boys’ lives and women’s lives this way.”

However, the star denied that she was victim-blaming and said: “I’m a good person to discuss this because of my image. I’ve just learned to not put myself in positions where I could be in any danger.”

Source: ET Canada

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Pam Anderson doubles down on controversial Weinstein victim comments

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

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

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