by Margaret M. | December 14, 2017 11:06 am
Yesterday, Salma Hayek released a long tell-all of the controlling, sexualized behavior of Harvey Weinstein.
And now, Harvey is coming out to dispute her claims that he stalked her for sexual favors and that one famous nude scene in particular was just a part of the story, and had nothing to do with his demands.
Only a few hours ago we reported on actress Salma Hayek’s entry to Hollywood after becoming a successful Mexican film and television star, and her desire to produce a movie about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Frida, 2002, eventually won two Academy Awards, but was tempered by a series of demands from Harvey’s Miramax studios. Hayek signed on to make more films with Miramax to get her movie made, but eventually sued the studio to get away from Harvey himself, saying that he would show up on location at shoots he had nothing to do with late at night to demand to be let into her hotel room.
She did not bring legal action against his sexual harassment, but rather argued bad faith on the part of his studio and with the help of people like Edward Norton, Geoffrey Rush and Ashley Judd (who arguably started the current trend of outing Hollywood perverts) and her producers and director, the film was funded and made. But, in order to make the film, they had to agree to certain script changes including the addition of a lesbian nude scene. That change, and others, caused Salma to use tranquilizers during the filming process to keep herself on track.
This morning, Harvey signed off on a statement:
“Mr. Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and he was not there for the filming. However, [the lesbian nude scene] was part of the story, as Frida Kahlo was bisexual and the more significant sex scene in the movie was choreographed by Ms. Hayek with Geoffrey Rush.”
So far, this is the first time Harvey has given a statement arguing against the claims of any of the people who have brought complaints against him through the media, which makes me consider that Salma is considering bringing criminal charges as well.
His statement continues to add that Harvey had personally seen to it that Salma would play Frida, because “other investors” were more interested in having Jennifer Lopez take the part.
As for the help of Edward Norton, the statement points out that he was dating Salma at the time. In her own piece, Salma expressed shame that Norton, who completely rewrote the script for Frida, received no formal credit on the project. Harvey agreed that Norton’s rewrite was a “brilliant job” and that Harvey had been unsuccessful in getting the Writer’s Guild Association to agree to give him the credit.
But, he does admit to “boorish behavior” after the film was released, saying that he was disappointed in the cut of the film and took it out on “very skilled director Julie Taymor” and that he took a “firm hand in the final edit.”
Hopefully, Salma takes this to court instead of just relying on the media. She must be serious about going over the man if she is the only person he has been forced to give a response.
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