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Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein Said 'I Will Kill You' After Refusing Sexual Advances

Salma Hayek
Photo courtesy of Miramax

Here are five takeaways from her NY Times op-ed, “Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too."

"I don't think he hated anything more than the word 'no,'" Salma Hayek explains of megaproducer Harvey Weinstein in a harrowing new op-ed for the New York Times. The Mexican actress who catapulted to fame in Hollywood as the star of the Frida Kahlo biopic Frida in 2002, details her work on that Weinstein-produced film in a piece called "Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too" and it's a lot.

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By this point, our souls are all collectively tired and worn out from the barrage of stories and exposes on the trash men who've been accused of sexual harassment and assault, so if your heart can't handle reading through the entire op-ed, here are 5 takeaway quotes that will confirm your fiery hatred for the Hollywood producer.

"No to me taking a shower with him. No to letting him watch me take a shower. No to letting him give me a massage. No to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage. No to letting him give me oral sex. No to my getting naked with another woman."

Hayek recalling all of the demands that Weinstein made of her that she refused throughout her career.

"The range of his persuasion tactics went from sweet-talking me to that one time when, in an attack of fury, he said the terrifying words, 'I will kill you, don't think I can't.'"

Yes, he really threatened to kill Salma Hayek. Here's a good reminder that powerful men who think they're above the law are terrifying.

"Halfway through shooting, Harvey turned up on set and complained about Frida's "unibrow." He insisted that I eliminate the limp and berated my performance. Then he asked everyone in the room to step out except for me. He told me that the only thing I had going for me was my sex appeal and that there was none of that in this movie. So he told me he was going to shut down the film because no one would want to see me in that role."

Frida Kahlo's unibrow is iconic and empowering, Hayek is beautiful no matter how she looks, and Weinstein is a monstrous pig. Just so we're clear.

"He would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman. And he demanded full-frontal nudity."

You can blame Weinstein's horny rage for the gratuitous sex scene in the film.

"Until there is equality in our industry, with men and women having the same value in every aspect of it, our community will continue to be a fertile ground for predators.

I am grateful for everyone who is listening to our experiences. I hope that adding my voice to the chorus of those who are finally speaking out will shed light on why it is so difficult, and why so many of us have waited so long. Men sexually harassed because they could. Women are talking today because, in this new era, we finally can."

Thank you, Salma Hayek.

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