The intense media coverage of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal is where Sex and the City meets The Accused. Now, in the latest development, Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has accused Weinstein of pestering her for sex — and when she refused – threatening to kill her.
Salma claims that Harvey Weinstein has pestered her for nearly a decade. In a moving article published in the The New York Times Hayek says that her refusals of massages, showers and sex enraged Weinstein.
“ For years, he was my monster. I don’t think he hated anything more than the word ‘no’.
No, to me taking a shower with him. No, to letting him watch me shower. No, to letting him give me a massage. No, to letting a naked friend of his give me a massage. No, to getting naked with another woman.”
Naturally Harvey Weinstein has denied everything.
In a statement issued by a spokesman Weinstein said,
“All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired.”
It’s amazing how dirty a woman must feel when she’s forced to lie down with a pig. Weinstein is a super pig, and if he’s guilty, then he deserves to be put down permanently.
But Harvey Weinstein is not the whole story. The world’s women are. The victims.
Women of the World.
For years women of the world have felt angry and without a voice. Now, there’s a place to get themselves heard – social media.
Basically, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users are being encouraged to bolster awareness of sexual assault by including the #MeToo hashtag with details of any unwelcome touching from straight men, straight women, gay men, gay women, anyone under twenty-one, anyone over twenty-five, birds, bees, frogs, cats or dogs.
Yes, start there. You don’t have to prove anything to get involved. Simply update your status with a #MeToo hashtag and then share your story.
I only wish I could get in on the craze. Maybe I’ll get lucky and a Starbucks barista will draw a penis on my coffee cup. Then I’ll know what it’s like.