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

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Hayek said that she had forgiven Weinstein, which is part of the reason why she waited so long to come forward with her own story.

Now, in a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the Apollo Theater on Wednesday night, Hayek talked about more about Weinstein's allegedly violent behaviour towards her.

During a live recording of Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul - which centred on the current MeToo movement and Time's Up initiative - Hayek recounted (via The Hollywood Reporter): 'When the information about Harvey came out, I was ashamed I didn't say anything.

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She told Oprah that "I felt like my pain was so small" than others. Also, Oprah has a podcast, because I guess she wanted to try being less successful than Kevin Smith at something.

'I started crying when they asked and I ended up not doing it, ' she continued. "[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment". I was supporting women for two decades but I couldn't do this... "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".

As we reported, the actress claimed Weinstein threatened to kill her after she refused his advances and was emotionally abusive during the filming of the 2002 biopic Frida. Nobody cares about what I have to say, already other people said it.' That's the other thing, that was the next step.

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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. "He said to [Frida director] Julie Taymor, 'I am going to break the kneecaps of that 'c-word'".

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. "No, no, no, no, no", she wrote. "I thought, 'There's no point for me to talk because it happens to everyone". "I struggle with depression also. and the depression doesn't make you want to do anything", she said.

She added: '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. "All these efforts of every single one of you, they pile up until there is an explosion". 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 bad thing.

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