Dakota Johnson says her grandmother Tippi Hedren‘s experience in Hollywood went south due to the iconic director Alfred Hitchcock‘s “terrorizing” behavior. Hedren worked with the director in The Birds and Marnie, released in 1963 and 1964 respectively.
She said of Hitchcock: “She's always been really honest and firm about standing up for yourself. 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.”
In her 2016 memoir, the now-91-year-old star claimed she was sexually assaulted by Hitchcock multiple times while making the films.