"Not the case," says the Danish director...
Björk

Danish director Lars Von Trier has responded to Björk's allegation of sexual harassment.

The Icelandic singer posted a statement online at the weekend, revealing her own experiences of harassment in the film industry.

Naming a "Danish director" she alleged that he began "punishing" her after she rejected his sexual advances.

“It is a universal thing that a director can touch and harass his actresses at will and the institution of film allows it,” she wrote on Facebook. “When I turned the director down repeatedly he sulked and punished me and created for his team an impressive net of illusion where I was framed as the difficult one.”

Fans were quick to point out that Björk has only worked with one Danish director: Lars Von Trier, on the 2000 release Dancer In The Dark.

The director told Denmark's Jylannds Posten newspaper that the singer's allegations were "not the case" before saying that Björk “delivered one of the greatest performances” of any of his films.

Co-producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen also discussed the singer's claims, saying: “As far as I remember, we were victims. That woman was stronger than both Lars Von Trier and me and our company together.”

Björk's new album 'Utopia' arrives next month.

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