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Weinstein accusers shouldn't have been alone with him: Pamela

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actor Pamela Anderson has said that Harvey Weinstein accusers should not have allowed themselves to be alone with the Hollywood producer.

Anderson, herself a victim of sexual abuse, said she avoided getting into such situations when she came into Hollywood by using her "common sense".

"It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood or people to avoid, privately. You know what you're getting into if youre going into a hotel room alone," she told Megyn Kelly.

Anderson, 50, said being a young actor in Hollywood she 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 enters a door in a bathrobe, leave. These things that are common sense," she said.

When Kelly said that many of the accusers where lured into meeting Weinstein by their agents, Anderson said the women should have insisted another person be in the room.

"That's what they should have done. Send somebody with them. I think there's easy ways to remedy that. That's not a good excuse," she said.

"I know that Hollywood is very seductive and these people want to be famous. Sometimes you think you're going to be safe with an adult in the room. I don't know where this security comes from, but somehow I've dodged it all."

The 65-year-old producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 50 women including prominent Hollywood names like Cara Delevingne, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie after The New York Times and The New Yorker did an expose on Weinstein.

The producer, via his lawyers, has denied allegations of non-consensual sex.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 13:05 IST