Salma Hayek Speaks Out About Harvey Weinstein

February 9, 2018 - 6:15am

Salma Hayek is speaking out once again and sharing horrific allegations against the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

She spoke out during a filmed conversation with Oprah Winfrey for a future episode of Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations at the Apollo theater in New York. (It was taped Wednesday night).

  • Hayek claims that during the filming of 2002's Frida, a biopic about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Weinstein told director Julie Taymor: "I am going to break the kneecaps of that 'C-word.'"
  • Hayek previously spoke out against Weinstein in a December op-ed in the New York Times, claiming that he stalked her, forced her to perform a nude sex scene with a female co-star and threatened to kill her.
  • She also told Winfrey that she was ashamed that she had not been part of the initial wave of accusers against Weinstein in October: "[The Times] contacted me to be a part of the first story and already by this contact, there was all this turmoil and I started crying when they asked and I ended up not doing it. 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 was ashamed I didn't say anything. But I felt like my pain was so small compared to all the other stories."
  • Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape by dozens of women. He denies allegations of nonconsensual sex.