The Mexican and American actress Salma Hayek has recalled feeling “undermined” when she made allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein in an essay for The New York Times, explaining that many people doubted whether or not she had written the piece, reported The Independent.
Hayek had made her mark in Hollywod with roles in films such as Desperado (1995),From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West and Dogma (both 1999).
Speaking to British Vogue for its September issue, guest edited by the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle which Hayek termed was ‘Huge Honour’ as she called her to come on board , Hayek recalled penning the op-ed, titled Harvey Weinstein is my monster too, and explained that she was “prepared for a terrible reaction”.
“People would call and say: ‘Can we have the name of the writer who wrote that for her?’,” the American-Mexican actor stated.
In December 2017, Hayek claimed that she was subjected to unwanted sexual advances by the disgraced Hollywood producer, who allegedly threatened to kill her in a fit of rage when she turned him down.
Weinstein has previously denied all allegations of misconduct and said that all sexual acts were consensual. Meanwhile, his legal team have called many allegations against him “patently false”.