Entertainment Live: Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled a�?monstera�?, alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her.
Writing in the New York Times, Hayek said Weinstein once told her: a�?I will kill you, dona��t think I cana��t.a�? Dozens of actresses, including Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have accused Mr Weinstein of harassment or assault.
He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex. The BBC has approached representatives of Mr Weinstein for a response to Salma Hayek’s article. In the NYT, Hayek, 51, a Mexican-American, describes working with him on what she called her a�?greatest ambitiona�? – telling the story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
After striking a deal with Weinstein for the rights of the film that would eventually become 2002a��s Frida, Hayek wrote it became a�?my turn to say noa�?.
a�?No to me taking a shower with him. a�?No to letting him watch me take a shower. a�?No to letting him give me a massage. a�?No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage. a�?No to letting him give me oral sex. a�?No to my getting naked with another woman,a�? she wrote.
She goes on to accuse him of threatening to shut the film down unless she filmed a nude sex scene with another actress. a�?I had to take a tranquilizer, which eventually stopped the crying but made the vomiting worse,a�? she wrote of her emotional turmoil at filming a scene she thought unnecessary. a�?As you can imagine, this was not sexy, but it was the only way I could get through the scene.a�?
Frida would eventually gather six Oscar nominations, including a Best Actress nod for Hayek. Mr Weinstein has been accused of rape, sexual assault and harassment, but has a�?unequivocally denieda�? any allegations of non-consensual relationships.
Dhaka,15 December, (campuslive24.com) //IH