Veteran actress Salma Hayek is the latest individual to come forward and detail her haunting encounter with disgraced Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein. Hayek recently penned an op-ed for The New York Times, providing yet another intense look at just how deplorable Weinstein’s attempted sexual exploits have been.
As first-hand accounts continue to trickle in, Hayek says she was “approached by reporters, through different sources, including my dear friend Ashley Judd, to speak about an episode in my life that, although painful, I thought I had made peace with.”
Specifically, the 51-year-old actress spoke on her time filming 2002’s Frida. She states that Weinstein’s incessant demands centered around saying “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.”
She went on to add, “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.”
Still, despite being turned down time and time again, Weinstein persisted, so much so that Hayek says she gave in on one occasion.
“He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman,” the actress recollected about the troubles of a particular scene. “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.”
To read about Hayek’s first-hand encounter with Weinstein, follow to The New York Times.
Again, Hayek has come forward just as a number of other women have done since allegations have been brought to light surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s ongoing sexual harassment.
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