The Harvey Weinstein debacle took yet another disturbing turn this week when bodacious Mexican actress Salma Hayek came forward with accusations of assault, threats, and sexual harassment.
Weinstein, for his part, denies all the charges.
A spokesperson for Harvey Weinstein has released a statement about Salma Hayek’s allegations against the disgraced producer.
On Wednesday, the Oscar-nominated actress published an essay in The New York Times about her experience working with Weinstein on the 2002 film Frida. Hayek does not just allege that he sexually propositioned her numerous times—she also alleges that Weinstein constantly berated her over the course of making the film, physically dragged her at a party, threatened to kill her, and forced her to do a full-frontal nude sex scene.
In the statement, Weinstein denies “pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female co-star.” In addition, he denies claims of sexual misconduct.
All these allegations are despicable – save for the full-frontal nude scene. Oh, sorry.
I have no problem with Weinstein denying the charges. If he believes all these women remember things incorrectly, fine. That said, Weinstein believes he is still a Hollywood icon with all the perks and privileges afforded his former status. Dude has a rude wake-up call coming. Soon.