Salma Hayek Accuses Weinstein of Sexual Harassment, Feels 'Ashamed' not Being Part of NYT Expose

Updated On 08 Feb, 2018 Published On

Mexican actress Salma Hayek has added her name to the long list women who have come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Hayek disclosed that the New York Times wanted her to be part of the first expose but she turned down the opportunity.  

Salma Hayek acted in Harvey Weinstein's 2002 movie Frida

Salma Hayek acted in Harvey Weinstein's 2002 movie Frida

Source: Metro

The 51-year-old actress had said in her op-ed for The New York Times, which was published in December, that she had been sexually abused and exploited by the film producer back in 2002. She revealed that Harvey also wanted her to be part of a sex scene in the movie Frida that she did not feel comfortable about.

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Salma has also disclosed that though Harvey did not rape her, he sexually harassed and even threatened her on multiple occasions.

 Salma said about the New York Times proposal,

"They contacted me to be a part of the first story, The New York Times... already I started crying when they asked, and I ended up not doing it.  I started crying because I had PTSD."

She added,

"Then I felt ashamed... I was supporting women for two decades and then I was a coward. I was pretending everything was OK, so I had been around Harvey and acting like everything was OK."