Ashley Judd and Salma Hayek Talk Harvey Weinstein and Forgiveness

Ashley Judd, Town & Country Magazine, April 2018

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Salma Hayek states Frida co-star Ashley Judd motivated her to lastly step forward with her own accusations versus Harvey Weinstein

Both starlets are amongst lots of ladies who have actually openly implicated the manufacturer of sexual misbehavior in current months. He has actually asked forgiveness for his previous habits with associates and has actually rejected accusations of non-consensual sex.

Hayek talked to Judd for a Town & Country short article, released on Thursday online and in the publication’s April 2018 concern, and the 2 gone over Weinstein. While Judd was amongst the very first ladies to speak up about his supposed undesirable habits to him, last fall, it took Hayek a couple more months. She discusses her hesitation to speak up as well as states Penélope Cruz, a long time good friend, was “really angry” at her for not informing her “what was going on while it was happening.”

Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd

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Ashley Judd, Town & Country Magazine, April 2018

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The very first wave of public allegations made versus Weinstein were released in a New York Times story in October. Judd was among the accusers. She informed the paper that about 20 years back, Weinstein welcomed her to a hotel for exactly what she anticipated to be a company conference, however rather had her sent out to his space, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he might provide her a massage when she declined, he presumably asked her if she would view him shower. She once again declined. She states she right away informed her papa and some associates.

“I never laid a glove on her,” Weinstein informed Page Six at the time about Judd.

Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Frida

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In December, Hayek released a New York Times op-ed, where she remembered dealing with Weinstein on Frida She stated she rejected his supposed sexual advances– which she stated consisted of ask for foreplay, massages and showers– which the manufacturer threatened her life and her profession. She stated that for several years, he was her “monster.”

“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,” a Weinstein representative stated in a declaration to E! News at the time.

Earlier this month, Hayek informed Oprah Winfrey throughout the Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation Live Event that the New York Times had actually called her to be a part of the very first short article released in October. She stated she “started crying when they asked and I ended up not doing it,” including, “Then I felt ashamed that I was a coward. I was supporting women for two decades but I couldn’t do this…I thought of my daughter…I thought of the shame.”

” You pertained to me about informing my Harvey story when the New York Times short article was initially being reported– and I gave up,” Hayek informed Judd in their Town & Country interview. “It was a longer process for me because I had never dealt with it. It took me a couple of months in my head, because I had never told anyone. Just thinking about it weakened me emotionally. And if it affected me in such a way just to think about it, why would I say it out loud? The hard part was to tell my husband, because I had said, ” Oh, Harvey was a bully,” but I had never told him all of it.”

“Penélope [Cruz] was really angry at me, because I didn’t tell her what was going on while it was happening,” Hayek included. “But, you understand, I didn’t recognize Harvey was doing it to other individuals, too, so I believed, Why dispose your things on somebody and eliminate from their expert relationship with him? At that time Harvey was doing the very best motion pictures. You informed me that I might inform my story to the Times without offering my name. I was going back and forth in my mind, yes and no. I felt a lot of things.”

Judd informed Hayek, “I think that ultimately the timing of the article you wrote about your experience and the way you wrote it were perfect and poetic, the way it was meant to be. It reignited the [#MeToo] movement.”

“The only reason I was able to finally do it was your loving hand,” Hayek responded. “If it weren’t for you, this story wouldn’t have come out.”

If she believes “such terrible behavior ever warrants forgiveness.”


Hayek asked Judd.

“Well, forgiveness is no favor,” Judd stated. “I do it for myself, and so I’ve already forgiven—it’s the easier way to live. I have to forgive myself for being young and vulnerable, for being in the room.”

“But forgiveness, first of all, implies that I’ve judged someone, and that’s not a really healthy and appropriate place for me to be,” she included. “I can certainly evaluate, but I guess the distinction I’m making is that condemnation is really not an energy that I want to keep inside of myself. Forgiveness just cuts those things—I can prosecute and forgive at the same time.”

“This is our time to represent womanhood in a way it’s never been represented before,” Hayek later on stated. “So let’s not use all of this as a tool for revenge, for hate, or for attention to ourselves.”

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