Dec 13, 2017

Salma Hayek comes forward with Harvey Weinstein allegations

Salma Hayek. Photo: Charles Sykes / AP

Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek is sharing her story about Harvey Weinstein in a piece for NYT, claiming he made unwanted sexual advances — involving showers, massages and sex — and threatened her throughout the production of the Oscar-winning film "Frida." She says he forced her to add a nude sex scene with another woman, claiming he would end production of the film Hayek had originally developed and starred in if she did not.

Key excerpt: "The only thing he noticed was that I was not sexy in the movie. He made me doubt if I was any good as an actress, but he never succeeded in making me think that the film was not worth making. He offered me one option to continue: He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman. And he demanded full-frontal nudity."

Shooting the scene: Hayek describes her uncontrollable shaking and vomitting while shooting Harvey's requested scene — "It was not because I would be naked with another woman. It was because I would be naked with her for Harvey Weinstein."

Years later, Hayek says Weinstein approached and told her that he was "a changed man," and told her the film "Frida" was beautiful, despite his negativity and attempts to sabotage the film during its production. "I believed him," Hayek writes.

Worth the read: In Hayek's own words.

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