Harvey Weinstein's full statement in response to Salma Hayek claims

Salma Hayek speaks up about nightmarish experience with Harvey Weinstein

In a weird twist to the horrifying allegations brought forth against Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced producer's spokespeople have only responded to two of the 90-odd women accusing him of harassment or assault - actresses of color Lupita Nyong'o and Salma Hayek.

Her refusal to give him what he wanted nearly destroyed her 2002 film, Frida, which she starred in and produced.

Miramax Hayek as Frida Khalo in "Frida".

Reuters has been unable to independently confirm any of the accusations against Weinstein.

"I don't think he hated anything more than the word 'no, " wrote Hayek, who said her constant rebuffing would always result in Weinstein exhibiting "Machiavellian rage". "You are creating a place of great healing", she tweeted, sharing the link to Hayek's essay.

"Until there is equality in our industry, with men and women having the same value in every aspect of it, our community will continue to be a fertile ground for predators", she said. I was a thing: "not a nobody, but a body".

Weinstein told her he was offering the main role to someone else and Hayek was forced to obtain lawyers to work something out. "I thank you @salmahayek for sharing your story".

Weinstein demanded the addition of a love scene with full-frontal nudity, threatening to shut down production if they refused, Hayek said.

The actress, who called Weinstein a "passionate cinephile, a risk taker, a patron of talent in film, a loving father and a monster", wrote, "I never showed Harvey how terrified I was of him".

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"It was not because I would be naked with another woman", she wrote.

The sex scene deeply troubled Hayek, she wrote, describing having to take a tranquilizer to stop "crying and convulsing" as she performed the scene. Julie Taymor assisted her in getting Weinstein to agree to a kiss with Ashley Judd at the end of the tango instead. Then he asked everyone in the room to step out except for me.

"Frida" would go on to be a commercial success and earn six Oscar nominations for Miramax, including a best actress nod for Hayek's portrayal of Khalo.

She explained that she spent years being "cordial" with Weinstein despite feeling bullied like so many others.

"Ed Norton, who was Ms Hayek's boyfriend at the time, (worked with Mr Weinstein on the rewrite of the script in Mexico) did a brilliant job of rewriting the script and Mr Weinstein battled the WGA to get him a credit on the film".

More than 50 women have claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades.

We're eagerly anticipating the sight of a red carpet covered in stately black, as worn by a generation of women set on stopping the cycle of abuse in their industry and beyond.

Hayek joins more than 80 women who have accused Weinstein of harassment or sexual misconduct.

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