Hayek first detailed the sexual harassment she allegedly experienced at the hands of Weinstein in a lengthy op-ed for The New York Times back in December, describing what she says she went through during the making of her 2002 Miramax film, "Frida". In a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey for the media mogul's Super Soul Conversation special on Wednesday, Hayek revealed that she was approached to be a part of the Times' first expose on Weinstein, but turned it down. "I started crying because (I had PTSD)", she said, according to Entertainment Tonight. "For years, he was my monster", she wrote in the essay, which details his increasing fury to Hayek rejecting his forceful advances. "He claimed that my name as an actress was not big enough and that I was incompetent as a producer", Hayek wrote, after sharing the legal struggle she entered with Weinstein following his attempts to remove her from the film. "I started crying when they asked and I ended up not doing it", the actor said. "I felt ashamed that I was a coward".
"I was on set with Reese Witherspoon, who has since spoken out. and some other actresses, who haven't spoken out, so I won't say who they were, and this was like two days after the Harvey scandal had broken in The New York Times", Winfrey said.
Onstage Wednesday, Hayek said she became "depressed" and "paranoid" after working with Weinstein. "I handled it really well", Hayek said, regarding Weinstein's monstrous behavior.
"Harvey, he had a lot of respect for me". And that, she suspects, is "why he didn't rape me".
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"[Weinstein] was not the first guy to do this to me". I don't want us to go from victims to angry. OK, I'm going to do it.
Salma Hayek claimed at one point on set, Weinstein told the film's director, Julie Taymor, "I am going to break the kneecaps of that "C-word". The abuse of being constantly underminded because we're women.
Hayek noted that she also hesitated because she hadn't told her husband what happened between her and Weinstein and she "thought of all these different things including my child, I didn't want to talk about it".
But the actress also expressed that it was in part because she felt her "pain was so small compared to all the other stories", and revisiting her experience of harassment was so painful. "It's important to take responsibility for the things we do to others, but we must stop apologizing for being attacked and we must move into a place where you can actually have a conversation". Mr. Weinstein never fought with Ms. Hayek on set and this comment does not reflect how he feels about her; he doesn't recall ever saying such an very bad thing.
Now with women like Hayek speaking up, we like to think future generations will be more prepared to handle and shut down Weinstein-like abusers for good. Her full interview will air on OWN on February 27, and will be available via podcast.