Actress Salma Hayek makes a shocking claim against humiliated Hollywood left-winger Harvey Weinstein. In an op-ed for The New York Times Wednesday — entitled “Harvey Weinstein is My Monster Too — Hayek reveals that the movie producer and outspoken Democratic Party contributor once threatened literally to murder her.
Hayek maintains that Weinstein made the murderous threat against her due to her perpetual refusal of his sexual advances. In addition to charging that Weinstein threatened to take her life, she gives a detailed account of his aggression during the filming of her 2002 movie Frida. Her resistance led, in her words, to his outright rage:
“I don’t think he hated anything more than the word ‘no.’ And with every refusal came Harvey’s Machiavellian rage.”
Hayek provides multiple examples:
“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. 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.”
By far most significantly, the Oscar nominee alleges that one instance resulted in much more than just rage:
“The range of his persuasion tactics went from sweet-talking me to that one time when, in an attack of fury, he said the terrifying words, ‘I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.'"
Harvey Weinstein was a very vocal supporter of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as noted by The New York Times:
"'I know the president of the United States. Who do you know?' Mr. Weinstein, a Democratic fund-raiser, would say during the years Barack Obama was in the White House, adding expletives. 'I’m Harvey Weinstein,' he used to say. 'You know what I can do.'"
Weinstein was a prominent critic of sexism, which was, according to The Washington Post, his "real politics."
Hollywood is a land of shiny things with no substance within. How many others who wear the veneer of the "moral liberal" share Weinstein's depravity just beneath the surface? Despite its unending derision of conservatives and its self-inflated moral posturing, the Hollywood Left is no paragon of virtue.