In a recent interview with Megyn Kelly, Playboy model Pam Anderson reacted to the recent Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal with what amounted to a ringing endorsement of the Mike Pence rule.
Kelly asked Anderson about her own encounter with Weinstein, and she replied by saying he is a “very intimidating” person who became angry and volatile when Anderson refused to film a scene with a real dog, given her PETA activism and stance on animals in Hollywood. “I’ve had some really bad boyfriends, but I’ve never been talked to in that way,” she said, describing the grilling she received from Weinstein.
Anderson says she was not at all surprised by the Weinstein stories, but her advice for women in Hollywood is receiving some criticism. She said that women should’ve known better not to put themselves in such a compromising position.
“I think it was common knowledge that certain producers and certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid. Privately. You know what you’re getting into if you go to a hotel room alone,” she said, to which Kelly countered, “Well, a lot of the women talk about how they felt — their agent set it up, their agent wouldn’t put them in a dangerous position — this is a famous guy.” But Anderson wasn’t buying that excuse, saying “send somebody with them, that’s what they should have done. I just think there’s easy ways to remedy that, that’s not a good excuse.”
Anderson referenced her own experience with sexual abuse in the past, and what she’s learned from those situations.
“You somehow think that you were to blame. But, I learned to never put myself in those situations again. And when I came to Hollywood, of course I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made absolutely 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.”
Not putting yourself in compromising situations, or at least those what will appear improper is essentially what the Pence rule is all about.
“I’ve been offered lots of things, a condo and a Porsche to be someone’s number one girl. And I naively said there must be a number 2 girl then, I’m not interested. Money, homes, roles in movies, I just didn’t want to do it that way. I had no desire. I’m a romantic and that didn’t appeal to me.”
The feminist crowd quickly demanded an apology from Anderson for so-called “victim blaming” but they will get no such thing from the actress, who told TMZ that she “will not be coerced into an apology.”
(h/t Daily Wire)