Salma Hayek Pens Disturbing Harvey Weinstein Op-Ed

The actress just told all.

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, The New York Times published an op-ed written by Salma Hayek, detailing her interactions with disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. In her article, Hayek alleged that Weinstein often made inappropriate demands, which she'd repeatedly rejected.

"No to opening the door to him at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location," she wrote, "where he would show up unexpectedly, including one location where I was doing a movie he wasn't even involved with."

She continued, "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."

When she said no, Hayek stated that Weinstein would sometimes get angry. At one point, she claimed he told her, "I will kill you, don't think I can't."

Though she usually rejected Weinstein, Hayek did admit that she fulfilled one of his demands—filming a sex scene with another woman for the movie Frida. "He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman," she explained.

On the day of shooting the scene, Hayek recalled having "a nervous breakdown." But it wasn't due to the scene itself. Hayek said, "It was because I would be naked with her for Harvey Weinstein."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Weinstein's alleged history of sexual misconduct was exposed in October 2017, after both The New York Times and The New Yorker published several women's accounts of abuse. Dozens of other women later joined the fight against the Miramax co-founder, sharing their own troubling experiences with him.

Weinstein, who's denied the papers' allegations, has since been fired from The Weinstein Company.