Pamela Anderson isn’t backing down from her controversial comments about Harvey Weinstein’s accusers.
The “Baywatch” star, who said the disgraced Hollywood producer, told Megyn Kelly on Thursday that his victims “know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone” and she stood by those criticized remarks in an interview with TMZ Friday.
“This is not victim blaming,” she told TMZ when pressed further about her comments.
Actress Pamela Anderson stood by the comments she made on “Megyn Kelly Today,” which were interpreted as victim blaming.
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She clarified that she never said women deserve to be abused and continued to call Weinstein “a sexist pig and bully,” TMZ reported.
Anderson added, “[I] will not get coerced into apology.”
Women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault
The former Playboy Playmate, who was a victim of sexual abuse herself as a child, said she wants to see all perpetrators punished, but advocated that women should be able to protect themselves.
“There are a lot of self-protection courses. There is even a well-known story of suffragettes learning martial arts,” she told TMZ.
Harvey Weinstein was accused by more than 100 women of sexual misconduct.
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“Women [MUST BE]aware of certain problems and how to spot them and fight them. It is totally hypocritical to ignore this.”
Anderson, 50, faced a slew of backlash after her comments Thursday from many women who labeled her a victim blamer.
However, Anderson also stated in her interview on “Megyn Kelly Today” that women should never blame themselves.