Salma Hayek gives Oprah new horrifying details about Harvey Weinstein's behavior

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Eventually, however, Hayek penned an op-ed in December for the New York Times where she detailed Weinstein's alleged continual harassment, which began after Weinstein's former company Miramax produced "Frida", Hayek's 2002 film about famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, which she produced and starred in.

"She explained, "[The New York Times] contacted me to be a part of the first story and already by this contact, there was all this turmoil and I started crying when they asked and I ended up not doing it".

She added: "I was ashamed I didn't say anything".

"I didn't know there was so many women". Also, Oprah has a podcast, because I guess she wanted to try being less successful than Kevin Smith at something.

She said she was even more "ashamed" that she didn't speak up when other women shared their similar experiences with the disgraced movie producer. The film went on to win an Academy Award, and it was a huge price to pay for Hayek who said Weinstein sexually assaulted her. She claimed that Weinstein had threatened to kill her, had demanded she perform a nude sex scene with a female co-star, and initially refused to release the film in cinemas, which she ascribed to her refusal to agree to any of his sexual propositions.

'I don't want to get into the details because we have more important things to talk about. but I was depressed, ' the 51-year-old actress added, according to Entertainment Tonight. "Everyone, including Reese - I've said this to her - was acting like, I was seeing some of the girls at my school behave, who were suffering from PTSD".

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.

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"There is a moment, and I feel like it's human, where I was like, there's no point for me to talk because it just happens to everyone, and then I felt that by itself, it was just my own little drama". I don't want us to go from victims to angry. "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". "I think that sometimes we underestimate our efforts. and the power that it has for change".

As in most collaborative projects, there was creative friction on Frida, and in this case, it served to drive the project to perfection.

"By Mr Weinstein's own admission, his boorish behaviour following a screening of "Frida" was prompted by his disappointment in the cut of the movie".

Weinstein denied Hayek's claims of sexual and emotional harassment.

ABC News reached out to Weinstein on Thursday regarding Hayek's comments to Winfrey.

The special SuperSoul Conversations at the Apollo Theater will air on February 27 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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