In an interview published in Town & Country, Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd sat down to talk about the #MeToo movement as well as the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. As you may know, Ashley and Salma both had extensive working relationships with Harvey in the past.
Salma admitted during their discussion that Ashley’s claims came at a time which were particularly significant, so crucial that Hayek chose to reveal her stories of alleged impropriety also.
As it was previously reported, Judd was one of the first women to vehemently accuse Harvey of his transgressions, a move which sparked an assault of accusations.
Salma emotionally told her friend Judd that Penelope Cruz was “really angry” with her for not telling her about Harvey’s behavior. For some background, back in December, Hayek wrote a piece for The New York Times which discussed her past experiences working with Harvey on the set of Frida.
Hayek claimed Harvey repeatedly threatened her and her burgeoning career for not accepting his sexual advances which included the usual actions consistent with his modus operandi, notably, massages and oral sex.
Salma said it took her a bit longer to reconcile with what had happened to her because she had never experienced such a thing before. Hayek admitted, partially, one of the reasons for not being more honest with her stories was because she thought it was an isolated incident.
Furthermore, as for the future of Harvey and whether he will receive forgiveness, Judd said she already forgave him, but not for Harvey, for herself.
Judd said “condemnation” is an energy which a person has to expunge from their soul if they want to be healthy. She stated – on negative emotions – “forgiveness just cuts those things – I can prosecute and forgive at the same time.”