Lars von Trier has denied allegations that he sexually harassed Björk in 2000 while filming the musical drama Dancer in the Dark.
The issue came up over the weekend after Björk posted on Facebook that she had been harassed by “an unnamed Danish director,” and though she didn’t call out von Trier by name, it’s easy to see from her limited filmography that she’s talking about him.
In a Danish newspaper, von Trier responded that Björk’s claims were untrue.
“That is not the case—although we didn’t get along, that’s a fact,” he told Jyllands-Posten. “On the other hand, she delivered one of the greatest-ever performances in my movies.”
The film’s producer, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, also said the harassment never occurred, and went on to take the denial a step further.
“As far as I remember, we were victims,” Jensen said. “That woman was stronger than both Lars von Trier and me and our company together.”
Björk also wrote that her interaction with von Trier made him more tolerant toward other actors he worked with in the future.
“In my opinion he had a more fair and meaningful relationship with his actresses after my confrontation so there is hope,” she wrote.
Britney Spears has been having the time of her life lately, and that’s just great! Mere days after we encountered her in a lovely garden wearing a bunch of bras and enjoying herself with some paint, here she is again, this time dancing with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
I’m happy that they’re happy. May we all find a place within ourselves as peaceful as Britney’s social media presence.
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