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Danish director Lars Von Trier has responded to sexual harassment claims by Björk

They worked together on the film 'Dancer In The Dark'

  • Dave Turner
  • 17 October 2017

Danish director Lars Von Trier has responded to harassment claims from Björk.

In a Facebook post, Björk claimed a director "punished” her after she rejected their advances during filming. Although she didn't name anyone, she has starred in one film, Dancer In The Dark, which was directed by Von Trier.

Von Trier has since spoken to Danish publication Jyllands-Posten, agreeing that the two didn't see eye-to-eye, but refuting her claims.

He said: "That is not the case – although we didn’t get along, that’s a fact. On the other hand, she delivered one of the greatest-ever performances in my movies."

Falling in line with Björk's view that she "was framed as the difficult one”, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, who produced the film, also denied Björk's claims.

"As far as I remember, we were victims. That woman was stronger than both Lars von Trier and me and our company together.”

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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