Pamela Anderson made some pretty controversial comments regarding the sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked Hollywood over the last two months. She said that the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and rape ‘knew what they were getting into.’
Pamela was speaking to journalist Megyn Kelly in an interview on Thursday, November 30.
Baywatch star #PamelaAnderson had a bit of a hot take yesterday when she suggested that the women who were sexually abused by #HarveyWeinstein might not have been victimized if they were just more careful with him. Anderson spoke with #MegynKelly on Thursday, where she talked about the sexual abuse she had to overcome as a child. She went on to say that various figures made unscrupulous propositions to her when she first arrived in Hollywood, and it only took common sense to avoid getting involved in complicated situations. “Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave,” said Anderson. “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.”
When the subject turned to the Weinstein scandal, Pamela confessed that it was an open secret in Hollywood that Weinstein was a predator.
‘I think it was common knowledge. That certain people or certain producers in Hollywood are people to avoid privately,’ she confessed.
‘You know what you’re getting into if you go to a hotel room, alone.’
Kelly then pointed out that many of the women who had come forward said that their agents had arranged the meetings for them, Anderson said that it was ‘not a good excuse.’ ‘Then go with them,’ she replied.
‘That’s what they should have done. Sent somebody with them. I just think there are easy ways to remedy that. That’s not a good excuse. 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.’
‘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. I don’t know where this security comes from, but somehow I dodged it all,’ she continued.
Pamela also brought into discussion an incident from 2008 when Weinstein was personally abusive to her over the phone, after she raised concerns about animal welfare on the set of Superhero Movie.
‘I played the Invisible Girl, with an invisible dog,’ she told Kelly. ‘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 there’s going to be a dog in the film. That’s it.’
“There were a few themes that came out of 2016, and one of them is, as women, we have a long way to go, a long way to go.” Megyn Kelly has spent the better part of the last year living in the main gladiator pit of 2016: She became a target for @realdonaldtrump and emerged as a pivotal figure in the forced resignation of the @foxnews chairman Roger Ailes, whom she accused of sexual harassment. She also wrote a book, “Settle for More,” in which she describes as @realdonaldtrump’s attempts to harass and intimidate her. But some of these new details have raised questions about why she didn’t step forward sooner. Now, Megyn is preparing for the next phase. She sees her story as a cautionary tale for journalists who will cover a #Trump @whitehouse. “The relentless campaign that Trump unleashed on me and Fox News to try to get coverage the way he liked it was unprecedented and potentially very dangerous,” she told @nytimes. And yet, she said, “I’m going to be open-minded to Trump turning over a new leaf and perhaps being more like a president.” @jessedittmar photographed #MegynKelly yesterday in New York.
‘Then he called and said, ‘You little [expletive], 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,’ Pamela concluded.
This interview took place right after Megyn’s colleague Matt Lauer got fired from NBC due to accusations of sexual misconduct. Rumors were saying that Megyn was hoping to replace him on his Today show. We’ll just have to wait and see what will happen.