‘Alfred Hitchcock Was A Tyrant’: Dakota Johnson Slams Legendary Director As Career-Destroying Misogynist

Dakota Johnson opened up about her famous grandma’s experiences working in Hollywood. She sat down for an interview where she said Tippi Hedren — the mother of actress Melanie Griffith — encouraged her to work in the industry despite getting abused in the first place. Especially after the release of her new movie Fifty Shades Of Grey, it means a lot to Dakota that people have gotten a better understanding of how bad things really were in Hollywood during that time and she would like to encourage other women as well as men who have also suffered any kind of violence against them to come forward and talk about it publicly.

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Actress Dakota Johnson
Actress Dakota Johnson

Hitchcock Ruined Her Career Because She Didn’t Want To Sleep With Him – Said Actress Dakota Johnson

Tippi Hedren worked with Alfred Hitchcock in The Birds (1963). In this regard, Johnson revealed that:

She’s always been really honest and firm about standing up for herself. That’s what she did. [Alfred] Hitchcock ruined her career because she didn’t want to sleep with him, and he terrorized her. He was never held accountable.

The actress, Hedren, is 91 years old now. She claimed that she has been assaulted by the director while making the films.

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Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey
Dakota Johnson in 50 Shades of Grey

“It’s Hard To Talk About Because She’s My Grandmother”

Hedren worked with Hitchcock, who died in 1980, on two films including 1963’s The Birds. Hitchcock became known as one of Hollywood’s greatest directors but was rumored to be “obsessed” with Hedren both personally and professionally. With that being said, Dakota also echoed loud that

It’s completely unacceptable for people in a position of power to wield that power over someone in a weaker position, no matter the industry. It’s hard to talk about because she’s my grandmother. You don’t want to imagine somebody taking advantage of your grandmother. I think the thing that she’s been so amazing for me and with my mother is just like, no you do not put up with that s— from anybody. She would say it in a far more eloquent way. She’s such a glamorous movie star, still.

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Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson

The actress claimed she was harassed by the filmmaker on her second film with them, writing that he came to her dressing room and “put his hands on me.”

Source: People

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