Salma Hayek Opens Up About Sexual Harassment from Harvey Weinstein
She says he would only complete her 2002 film 'Frida' if she agreed to get naked with another woman
Published Dec 13, 2017Salma Hayek has had to deal with plenty of shitty dudes over the years. Sadly, it now comes as no surprise that one of them was notoriously seedy film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Hayek has written a new editorial piece for the New York Times entitled "Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too." In the piece, she details the many ways Weinstein crossed lines with her in their working relationship.
"I don't think he hated anything more than the word no," Hayek writes, detailing all of the sordid things Weinstein requested of her. "No to opening the door to him at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location, where he would show up unexpectedly, including one location where I was doing a movie he wasn't even involved with.... No to me taking a shower with him. No to letting him watch me take a shower. No to letting him give me a massage. No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage. No to letting him give me oral sex. No to my getting naked with another woman."
Under the Miramax banner, Weinstein produced the critically acclaimed 2002 film Frida, which starred Hayek in its titular role. According to Hayek, Weinstein used the film to force Hayek to act out his fantasy.
"He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman," she wrote. "It was not because I would be naked with another woman. It was because I would be naked with her for Harvey Weinstein. But I could not tell them then."
Read Hayek's full piece here.