Salma Hayek reveals she is still suffering from trauma caused by Harvey Weinstein

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Feb 06, 2021, 04:42 PM(IST)

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More than 80 women, including stars Judd, Rose McGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow, accused Weinstein of sexual assault. 

Salma Hayek is still dealing with the trauma that Harvey Weinstein gave her. Salma was one of several women in Hollywood who accused the producer of sexual misconduct back in 2017.

In the recent interview with the Evening Standard, she shared her feelings and said, "The amazing thing is that I thought I had healed," she told the outlet. 

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"And then everything came out again and I realised I didn’t heal, I repressed and I coped, I adjusted, I went on, so there was a layer of healing because it didn’t stop me from growing. But it was very painful for a long time. I didn’t know there were so many other women affected and that it went so deep. It was very shocking. But the fact that we [took action] together made it really healing... I lived with that for long enough and I detach myself from it now."

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The actress, who got her Oscar nomination for the Weinstein-produced 'Frida' in 2003, alleging he sexually harassed her on the set of the biopic. Hayek said she first ran into issues with Weinstein during the 2002 production of the film. 

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Hayek added: ''The fact that we [took action] together made it really healing. I lived with that for long enough and I detach myself from it now''. 

More than 80 women, including stars Judd, Rose McGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow, accused Weinstein of sexual assault. 
Meanwhile, Harvey Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison for his conviction on third-degree rape and forcible sexual assault of two women.

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