Salma Hayek claims Harvey Weinstein threatened to 'break my kneecaps'

Salma Hayek claims Harvey Weinstein threatened to 'break my kneecaps'
From Global News - February 8, 2018

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Following her harrowing Harvey Weinstein op-ed for the New York Times last December, Salma Hayek has revealed more disturbing details of his alleged abuse.

Previously, Hayek accused Weinstein of harassing her over the course of five years during the filming of the Oscar-winning film Frida. She recounted to the Times that when she rebuffed his sexual advances, he became enraged and made her existence on-set nearly intolerable.

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Among other allegations, Hayek, 51, says Weinstein threatened to kill her, and pressured her into doing a nude scene with her female co-star (and close friend) Ashley Judd. (Juddalso came outwithher own Weinstein accusationsto theNew York Timesin early October.) She also says he initially refused to give Frida a wide release, which Hayek claims was because she didnt want to have a sexual relationship with him.

Now, in a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the Apollo Theater on Wednesday night, Hayek talked about more about Weinsteins allegedly violent behaviour towards her.

Hayek said that Weinstein told Frida director Julie Taymor I am going to break the kneecaps of that C-word.

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I dont want to get into the detailsbecause we have more important things to talk aboutbut I was depressed, Hayek added. I was paranoid. I lived in fear. I tried to get out. I couldnt get out. He told me, Im going to kill you.'

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