Harvey Weinstein has been accused by more than 75 actors for sexual assaults. harassment and rapes which is startling especially the number count. Biggies including Angelina, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan and Lupita Nyong’o have accused the director for this ungodly act. The latest one to join is none other than Academy Award winner Salma Hayek.
“For years, he was my monster,” Hayek said in a recent interview given to New York Times.
The actress who worked a lot with Weinstein’s Miramax during the 90’s had also credited him for starting her career but at the same time accused him of turning at his door time to time and at all shooting locations. She also added that her constant refusal for massages, showers and sex from his side made him event more adamant, She wrote, “I don’t think he hated anything more than the word ‘no.'”
When Hayek brought ‘Frida,’ which she was producing, to Miramax to distribute, Weinstein made ou “My body wouldn’t stop crying and convulsing,” wrote Hayek.
“It was not because I would be naked with another woman,” she wrote. “It was because I would be naked with her for Harvey Weinstein.”
Even still, Weinstein initially refused to give the movie a theatrical release. He eventually relented after pressure from director Julie Taymor and Hayek. It went on to gross $56.3 million worldwide and land six Oscar nominations, winning two.
Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, and numerous women have said he raped them. Weinstein, who is currently under investigation for sexual assault in four cities, has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. Representatives for Weinstein didn’t immediately return messages Wednesday.
“Why do so many of us, as female artists, have to go to war to tell our stories when we have so much to offer? Why do we have to fight tooth and nail to maintain our dignity?” Hayak wrote. “I think it is because we, as women, have been devalued artistically to an indecent state, to the point where the film industry stopped making an effort to find out what female audiences wanted to see and what stories we wanted to tell.” concluded Hayek.