Salma Hayek has revealed that producer Harvey Weinstein threatened to break his kneecaps. In Oprah Winfrey’s podcast, Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, Hayek has been open about the abuses to which Weinstein would have subjected her during the filming of Frida Kahlo’s biopic, Frida (2002).
“He told me he wanted to kill me, ” Hayek told Winfrey. ” He told Julie Taymor, director of the movie: ” I’m going to break the kneecaps of that p *** “.
The 51-year-old Mexican actress had already made statements about the tycoon, claiming that he sexually harassed her during the filming of Frida, pressured her to make an unnecessary sex scene, and threatened her with death. Weinstein, for his part, responded by saying that he ” does not remember having pressured Salma “.
Hayek has also confessed the guilt she felt for not raising her voice at the same time as the other victims when the New York Times echoed the news of Weinstein’s abuses.
” The newspaper contacted me to be part of the first news, and only because of this contact was a great stir and I started to cry when they asked me and I ended up not doing it, ” the actress told Oprah.
” And then I felt ashamed that I was a coward. I was supporting women for two decades, and then I was a coward.”
” When the information about Harvey came out, I felt embarrassed for not saying anything. But I felt that my pain was very small compared to all the other stories. “
Recall that Weinstein has been the center of a criminal investigation since last October, after a large number of allegations that include rape and sexual assault by women in the US and the United Kingdom. The producer ” categorically denies ” any accusation of non-consensual sex.
The last to accuse Weinstein has been Uma Thurman, who claims that the producer “attacked ” her in a hotel in London in 1994, shortly after the premiere of Pulp Fiction. Among the first to point out was the actress Rose McGowan, who accused him directly of rape – something the magnate insists on denying.