Salma Hayek came forward with stories of misconduct regarding the producer, Harvey Weinstein. On the 13th of December, the Mexican-American actress said the disgraced producer was a “monster,” responsible for causing her distress during several movie productions.
However, unlike the claims of other women, Weinstein’s team officially responded to her accusations. A representative for the former Weinstein Company executive said he doesn’t remember trying to coerce Salma into a “gratuitous sex scene” with another female co-star.
Additionally, he wasn’t there for filming according to the rep as obtained by Us Weekly. Harvey’s legal team said there was, in fact, a reason for a bi-sexual sex scene though because of the character, Frida Kahlo was bi-sexual.
However, the sex scene in question was choreographed by Salma along with her co-star, Geoffrey Rush. His statement continued, stating that other people who were there said the events didn’t transpire as she stated.
Furthermore, in her essay written to the New York Times, Salma said Harvey was a “rage-filled monster,” and he continually made sexual advances toward her.
Each time she said “no,” to him it got progressively worse, eventually resulting in the producer showing his “rage.” The producer allegedly told her that he would kill her and she better not think he’s incapable.
In the end, Salma caved in and did the sex scene, but had to take tranquilizers to get through it. The actress is just one of many women to accuse Harvey of egregious misconduct.
Women such as Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Asia Argento, and many others made similar claims. As a result, the Weinstein Company fired Harvey. His wife, Georgina Chapman, left him after nearly a decade of marriage.