Long after his reputation and standing in Hollywood have been destroyed, Harvey Weinstein continues to be hounded by creepy celebrity horror stories.
In a New York Times op-ed, actress Salma Hayek said she refused the disgraced movie producer’s sexually-charged requests several times, and finally succumbed to his demand to see her in a sex scene with another woman.
In her account, titled “Harvey Weinstein is My Monster Too,” Hayek claimed to have been repeatedly harassed while on the set of the 2002 film “Frida,” produced by the Weinstein-founded company Miramax.
The actress described being “approached by reporters, through different sources, including my dear friend Ashley Judd, to speak about an episode in my life that, although painful, I thought I had made peace with.”
According to Hayek, she refused Weinstein requests of oral sex, massages, and showering together.
She related having to say “No to opening the door to him at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location, where he would show up unexpectedly, including one location where I was doing a movie he wasn’t even involved with.”
The “Frida” star continued her account, painting a picture of Weinstein that has become familiar since the sexual assault and harassment claims surfaced in October.
“No to me taking a shower with him. No to letting him watch me take a shower. No to letting him give me a massage. No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage. No to letting him give me oral sex. No to my getting naked with another woman.”
Hayek wrote that she ultimately gave in to one of his demands. “He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman.”
The actress said the request made her uncomfortable. “It was not because I would be naked with another woman. It was because I would be naked with her for Harvey Weinstein. But I could not tell them then.”
Hayek’s performance in “Frida” was widely well-received. But the revelations of Weinstein’s alleged misdeeds puts the critically-acclaimed film in new light.
The film’s director, Julie Taymor, told Variety she thinks Weinstein “should go to jail.”
“I had extraordinary experiences with him — not illegal ones, just brutal ones,” Taymor said of the producer. “But what I’ve read and what I’ve heard, that’s criminal. And there are many others, right up to the top, who I think have to be taken to task for that kind of behavior. He’s getting his just desserts. What can I say?”
Weinstein broke with Miramax in 2005 and went on to start the Weinstein Company, which fired its eponymous founder in response to the allegations.