Magazine article Screen International

Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein "Threatened to Kill Me"

Magazine article Screen International

Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein "Threatened to Kill Me"

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Weinstein issues statement in response to actress claim.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is the latest actress to accuse Harvey Weinstein of harassment, describing the mogul as a “monster” who threatened to kill her.

Writing in the New York Times, Hayek said Weinstein once told her: “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.” Holly Baird, a spokeswoman for Weinstein, issued a statement to a handful of US media outlets disputing Hayek’s account.

In the essay, Hayek, 51, described the difficult process of working with Weinstein on Frida, the 2002 biopic of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. During the production, the actress-producer says she was forced to repeatedly refuse his sexual advances. …

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