Vastavam web: Hollywood star Salma Hayek believes disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein only responded to her and Lupita Nyong’o’s sexual harassment claims because women of colour are ‘the easiest to get discredited’.The 51-year-old actor was one of the innumerable women who came forward last year to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment.
The producer issued denials following Hayek and Nyong’o’s revelations, while he had not responded to dozens of other women who had shared their stories.”So, he went attacking the two women of colour, in hopes that if he could discredit us, he could then maybe discredit the rest,” Hayek told Variety during Women In Motion panel discussion at Cannes Film Festival. The actor believes Weinstein had cast a long shadow over the industry.
“The men are terrified. The predators are hiding and terrified. You feel it. It’s a very palpable atmosphere,” she added.Hayek hopes that the #MeToo movement will offer a chance to men to re-examine their own roles, both in the film industry, and in society as a whole.