Hollywood, CA — Yes, cheer on Salma . . . for today you are a bunch of women’s hero! On Wednesday, movie icon, Salma Hayek, came forth with allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment against shamed Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein; writing in a New York Times op-ed that she was forced to endure repeated sexual advances from the “Pulp Fiction” producer and . . . even received a death threat once from him!
“The range of his persuasion tactics went from sweet-talking me to that one time when, in an attack of fury, he said the terrifying words, ‘I will kill you, don’t think I can’t,'” Hayek penned. “I don’t think he hated anything more than the word ‘no,’” the actress continued. “In his eyes, I was not an artist. I wasn’t even a person. I was a thing: not a nobody, but a body.” According to Hayek, Weinstein’s advances consisted of him wanting to take a shower with her, attempting to enter her hotel room during shooting, and wanting to perform cunnilingus on her.
Hayek stated Weinstein tried to fire her from Frida (an Academy Award–winning biopic about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo) “when he was finally convinced that I was not going to earn the movie the way he had expected.” Weinstein, too, demanded that Hayek agree to a full-frontal erotic scene with another actress! Hayek added that she experienced a nervous breakdown when shooting the erotic scene, and was fearful to tell others on the film’s set what was going on with Weinstein behind the scenes.
“I hope that adding my voice to the chorus of those who are finally speaking out will shed light on why it is so difficult, and why so many of us have waited so long,” Hayek noted. “Men sexually harassed because they could. Women are talking today because, in this new era, we finally can.” The “Desperado” bombshell is just the latest female to add onto a series of complaints ranging from harassment to rape against Harvey Weinstein, who presently faces criminal investigations in New York, Los Angeles and the UK.
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