Sofia Helin, Lena Endre, Molly Nutley, Vanna Rosenberg, Ingela Olsson, Marie Göranzon, Moa Gammel, Alexandra Rapaport, Shima Niavarani and Marika Lagercrantz. All quotes in the text are anonymous.
Sofia Helin, Lena Endre, Molly Nutley, Vanna Rosenberg, Ingela Olsson, Marie Göranzon, Moa Gammel, Alexandra Rapaport, Shima Niavarani and Marika Lagercrantz. All quotes in the text are anonymous. Foto: SvD/TT

Swedish actors: “We have had enough of sexual violence”

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, horrifying testimonies from the Swedish film and theatre industry are shaking the country and spreading world wide. 703 female actors have come together in the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet in a joint call against the violations they have faced – including Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander, Noomi Rapace of ”The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, Sofia Helin from “The Bridge” and Pernilla August from ”Star Wars” and several Ingmar Bergman productions. Here they write, in their own words, about the abuse they have experienced. All quotes in the text are anonymous.

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It all began with a question to a dozen Swedish actors if we would make a joint statement about #Metoo. The group grew rapidly and after a day, 1100 people had testified about countless instances of abuse throughout their careers.

When perpetrators – who had been kept anonymous in the group – started contacting their victims, we were forced to close the group.