Salma Hayek claims Harvey Weinstein harassed and threatened her on 2002 film 'Kahlo'

Salma Hayek claims Harvey Weinstein harassed and threatened her on 2002 film 'Kahlo'

The Mexican/American actress made her claims in an article for The New York Times

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Harvey Weinstein has denied allegations made by Mexican actress Salma Hayek.

The From Dusk Till Dawn star claimed the producer had sexually harassed and threatened her when they worked together on the set of the 2002 film Kahlo.

Hayek, now a prominent feminist campaigner, wrote in the New York Times that Weinstein continually harassed her during production, turning up at her hotel room at all times and asking her to shower with him.

She claimed the disgraced producer would only let her finished the film if she consented to do a sex scene with another woman which involved full-frontal nudity.

Hayek even claimed he once told her “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.”

In the article, Hayek wrote the producer had been “a monster" during their time together.

In a statement released by a spokeswoman, Weinstein denied all of her claims, saying he did not recall pressuring her into the sex scene and insisting he hadn’t been there for filming.

Dozens of women – including actresses like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow – have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. He has been fired by his own eponymous company in light of the allegations.

Police forces in New York, Los Angeles and London are currently investigating allegations of rape made against him, although the producer has denied all claims of non-consensual sex.