Screen Icon Is Latest French Woman to Lash Out at #MeToo Movement

Jan 18, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Another French actress has spoken out against the climate of sexual misconduct allegations that has prevailed in the entertainment industry since the takedown of Harvey Weinstein.

The AP reports that Brigitte Bardot said in an interview with the Paris-Match weekly, published today, that most of the actresses who have been speaking out about sexual harassment are “hypocritical” and “ridiculous.”

The comments by Bardot, 83, follow a backlash against French actress Catherine Deneuve, who signed on to an open letter expressing similar sentiments, as we reported previously. Deneuve later clarified her position.

The AP reports that Bardot suggested many actresses are in part responsible for the situation because they “tease” producers in an attempt to land film parts.

“The star of ‘And God Created Woman’ says many actresses have come out with sexual misconduct allegations ‘so that we talk about them,'” the AP adds.

Bardot also said in the interview that she has never been a victim of sexual harassment, adding that she thought “it was nice to be told that I was beautiful or that I had a nice little ass.”

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