Like a lot of women in Hollywood, Salma Hayek has a #MeToo story about Harvey Weinstein.
When she was making the 2002 movie “Frida” with Miramax, he tried to get her to take a shower with him and give him a massage. When she refused, he erupted in a “vindictive rage.”
He later demanded she appear fully nude in a sex scene with Ashley Judd.
Salma didn’t speak out at the time, but now she wonders if she should have. She says, “Some people got raped. It makes you wonder if you had said something [back then], would it have been different? How come I didn’t have the courage? But I dealt with it to the best of my ability at the time.”
Salma figures that getting the movie made was her way of fighting back. “For me ‘Frida’ was a political statement, a social statement, a feminist statement.
“It was my way of screaming. And Harvey used my way of screaming to repress me even more. So I could not let him win.”