Pamela Anderson believes the dozens of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of varying degrees of sexual misconduct knew exactly what they were getting into and should have been more careful.
In an interview with Megyn Kelly on Thursday, the “Baywatch” star spoke about her own experience with Weinstein and took a shot at all of his accusers saying they should have used common sense because everyone knew what he was capable of.
“When I came to Hollywood, of course I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made absolutely no sense,” Anderson began. “Just common sense: don’t go into a hotel room alone. Don’t. If someone enters a door in a bathrobe, leave. These things that are common sense.”
Anderson explained that she once worked on a movie with Weinstein, and although she didn’t make any claims of any sexual nature against him, she said the former studio head threatened to ruin her career. Due to her own encounter with Weinstein, she wasn’t the least bit surprised when the bombshell allegations broke.
“I think it was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately,” she said. “You know what you’re getting into if you go to a hotel room alone.”
To those who felt uneasy meeting Weinstein on their own or felt pressured to do things for fear of him ruining their careers, Anderson says it’s no excuse. Instead they should have brought someone with them to prevent themselves from vulnerability.
“That’s what they should have done — sent somebody with them,” Anderson says. “I always thinks there’s easy ways to remedy that and that’s not a good excuse.”
It seems that everyone in Hollywood has a different take on what should have occurred when it comes to Weinstein. But for Anderson, a Hollywood sex symbol and a victim of sexual abuse herself, to say this will surely surprise some people.