salma+hayekSalma Hayek recently shared a story with Oprah Winfrey she had not yet shared with the world: Harvey Weinstein allegedly threatened to break her kneecaps in response to her refusal of his sexual advances.

The actress says she felt “validated” when he agreed to work with her on “Frida”, she explained, “Little did I know it would become my turn to say no.”

“No to opening the door to him at all hours of the night, hotel after hotel, location after location, where he would show up unexpectedly, including one location where I was doing a movie he wasn’t even involved with,” she wrote. “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. No, no, no, no, no.”

Before she came forward with her story, Salma said she was approached by “New York Times” to be a part of their initial exposé two months prior to the release of her op-ed.

“[The 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 explained to Oprah. “And then I felt ashamed that I was a coward. I was supporting women for two decades, and then I was a coward.”

“When the information about Harvey came out, I was ashamed I didn’t say anything,” she added. “But I felt like my pain was so small compared to all the other stories.”

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