Salma Hayek felt ashamed

Emmett Rice
February 9, 2018

The Frida actress-who wrote a rousing first person December op-ed for the New York Times after declining to be a part of the original October exposé-opened up about how her initial reaction to the publication's call was humiliation.

The actor also told Winfrey that she had had similar experiences of sexual harassment earlier in her life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She has previously revealed in the NY times that Weinstein, who is accused of raping, sexually abusing and harassing dozens of actresses, once threatened to kill her and had pressured her into filming a nude sex scene with a female co-star.

She opened up to the former talk show host during Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations, saying: 'He told me he wanted to kill me. I felt like my pain was so small [compared to others].

Hayek wrote that Weinstein would show up at her door "at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location".

In her harrowing article, Hayek described a traumatising experience on the set of Frida where she felt forced to do to a sex scene with another woman, which included full-frontal nudity, just to get Weinstein to continue making the movie. "I started crying when they asked and I ended up not doing it". And then I felt ashamed that I was a coward.

"I didn't know there was so many women". In the piece, she said Weinstein repeatedly harassed her while she was working to produce the 2002 film Frida.

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Hayek said that she had forgiven Weinstein, which is part of the reason why she waited so long to come forward with her own story.

She continued: "Since those around me had no knowledge of my history of Harvey, they were very surprised by my struggle that morning".

"He never raped me [but the harassment] was not one or two occasions". "[Weinstein] was not the first guy to do this to me", she said. "You're reacting the way I have seen molested children act because they think they're the only ones this has happened to". I went, 'Yes, no, yes, no, yes, no.

The Frida star told Winfrey, 64, that she decided it was important to speak out because her pain was "so small" compared to other people's.

Salma Hayek recently shared a story with Oprah Winfrey she had not yet shared with the world: Harvey Weinstein allegedly threatened to break her kneecaps in response to her refusal of his sexual advances. "It's important to take responsibility for the things we do to others, but we must stop apologizing for being attacked and we must move into a place where you can actually have a conversation". I thought of my daughter.

ABC News reached out to Weinstein on Thursday regarding Hayek's comments to Winfrey.

Through a representative, Weinstein has denied these allegations and any accusations of non-consensual sex. Her full interview will air on OWN on February 27, and will be available via podcast.

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