The Baywatch star appeared on Megyn Kelly Today to discuss her own personal experience with abuse, stating that she wasn't surprised by the allegations made against the Hollywood mogul. "No," she said. "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 you’re going into a hotel room, alone."
Kelly then pointed out that many of the meetings were set up by agents, to which Anderson said that was "not a good excuse." She continued, "Then go with them. That's what they should have done. Sent somebody with them. I just think there's easy ways to remedy that. That's not a good excuse."
Anderson took to Instagram on Friday to offer a response to the interview: "Backlash is good. - I like this. My position is not 'problematic' because I doesn't fall in line with the common herd or trend. I'm trying to tell women as a survivor of childhood abuse myself - It is important to be proactive as an adult who knows better - in defending themselves."
Anderson also called Weinstein “intimidating” during the interview, while talking about her own experiences in Hollywood, stating she has been offered money, homes, cars and roles in movies from men that she has turned down in the past.
"When I came to Hollywood I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that just made absolutely no sense,” she said. “Just use common sense. 'Don't go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, you know, leave.’ Things that are common sense. But Hollywood is very seductive.”
Anderson previously spoke about her own confrontation with Weinstein, saying: "He told me I'd never work in this town again, because I refused to work with a dog. He's so intense. I've never been talked to that way by anybody. Not even by a boyfriend. He was really intimidating. And I did it. But I did it without the dog."
Read Anderson's full Instagram response to the backlash below.
My interview on #todayshow #megynkelly Somebody had to say this. Please don’t worry. Refer people to my blog and long standing commitment to defending the vulnerable. We have the power to be safe and free by using common sense. My message is consistent throughout- I'm a deep thinker / I have a unique perspective. and consequence is part of my life. This is great. I am also an advocate for men. I just don't agree with it all.
Backlash is good. - I like this. My position is not 'problematic' because I doesn't fall in line with the common herd or trend. I'm trying to tell women as a survivor of childhood abuse myself - It is important to be proactive as an adult who knows better - in defending themselves. Don't get in cars with strangers #rideresponsibly- Don't go to Hotel rooms alone for an audition.
Women are powerful and smart and we can use all our charms in more positive ways. I think it’s very smart to be proactive. And I stand by what I say. My mother taught me - protect yourself. Especially with my ‘image’’ - she and I were worried it could give people wrong Impression. I am not an easy girl and have not had as many partners people might think. I believe in love and commitment and common sense.
This is why I'm usually married. It is how I feel safe and protected in a sexual relationship. .A monogamous lover is the best and most brave lover there is. I only want intimate sexual experiences - where I can be free to give my wildest fantasies to someone who loves me. and never have used sex as a weapon. It's just too easy.
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