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Brigitte Bardot denounces the #MeToo movement as "hypocritical"

Brigitte Bardot denounces the #MeToo movement as “hypocritical” French film Legend slams #MeToo movement
Freda Brock | 18 January, 2018, 16:59

Brigitte Bardot is the latest legendary French actress to denounce the #MeToo movement as the campaign against systemic sexual harassment continues to take effect in Hollywood.

In the interview, Bardot asserts that for actresses specifically, "not women in general", "the vast majority of cases" are "hypocritical, ridiculous, without interest".

She also said that she had never been sexually harassed during the course of her career, and suggested that it was "charming" when men commented on her appearance.

In the months since allegations of sexual abuse were levelled against U.S. movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood stars have shared their experiences and voiced support for victims of sexual predators.

The 83-year-old former actress has not been the only Frenchman to criticise the #MeToo movement: Catherine Deneuve - along with 100 other prominent women - signed an open letter defending men's rights to "hit on" women.

Muguruza, Konta ousted from Australian Open
A couple of upsets and a couple of straightforward wins for the big names during the Thursday day session at the Australian Open. Ninth-seeded Johanna Konta , the 2016 Australian Open semifinalist, lost in straight sets to USA lucky loser Bernarda Pera .

She later apologised to sex abuse victims after a backlash against the letter.

'I still find it hard to understand what happened to me, ' she said.

Bardot said she "has nearly no contact these days with the entertainment industry" other than phone calls from her old friends like veteran actor Alain Delon.

Yet she admitted to the magazine that she has not digested what happened to her when she was at the height of her fame in the 1960s, and her love life made worldwide headlines.

She said that when she is gone she wants to be known as the "animals" fairy godmother'. She has been convicted five times in French courts for racial hatred offences, paying a series of fines.

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