"Over the 20 years plus since the movie's success, Ms. Hayek and Mr. Weinstein's daughters have had play dates, their families have enjoyed time together when running into each other on vacations, and the two have had dinners where they pitched and discussed projects such as Ms. Hayek asking Harvey to distribute her movie Evelyn and Mr. Weinstein pitching her a remake of The Lives of Others with Penélope Cruz about a South American dictatorship," the statement read in part. "Nevertheless, Mr. Weinstein deeply apologizes to Ms. Hayek for any pain she has suffered as a result of his behavior or comments. Mr. Weinstein has great respect for her as an actress and a producer and thinks there are many more Frida's" for her to produce in the future and that she doesn't need anyone to help her— She's terrific by herself."
Salma Hayek Pinault thought long and hard before publishing her op-ed about Harvey Weinstein.
Back in December, the actress came forward and recalled working with the Hollywood producer on a 2002 movie called Frida.
During her experience on the Oscar-winning film, Salma alleged that she received unwanted sexual advances from Harvey. He strongly denies all claims.
But while speaking to Oprah Winfrey today during Oprah's Super Soul Conversation Live Event, Salma reveals she had the chance to speak sooner—but didn't.
"[The New York Times] contacted me to be a part of the first story and already by this contact, there was all this turmoil and I started crying when they asked and I ended up not doing it," Salma shared. "And 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."