Salma Hayek Calling For Donald Trump To Send Harvey Weinstein To Prison?

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By Andrew Shuster |

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Did Salma Hayek really call for President Donald Trump to send Harvey Weinstein to prison over alleged sexual harassment and death threats? That’s the story according to a blog that frequently publishes fake news. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

Hayek wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on Thursday detailing unwanted sexual advances and abusive behavior by Weinstein during the production of 2002’s Frida, a biopic of the artist Frida Kahlo. In a piece titled “Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too,” the actress claimed that the disgraced film producer repeatedly propositioned her for sex while collaborating on the project, then became enraged when she turned him down.

Hayek further noted that Weinstein retaliated by belittling her abilities as an actress and threatening to shut down the production of Frida if she didn’t shoot an explicit sex scene with a female co-star. On one occasion, according to the actress, Weinstein cornered her and said, “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.”

The blog Worldwide Politics reported on Hayek’s article, but decided to add its own phony twist. The disreputable site quotes the actress as having said, “Donald Trump has to do something about [Weinstein].” This line is nowhere to be found in the Times piece. The outlet then asks its readers, “Do you folks agree that Trump has to jail Weinstein as soon as possible?” But Hayek never mentioned Trump once in her op-ed, and the comment attributed to her was fabricated by the site.

It’s peculiar that the blog felt the need to make this already-compelling story even more scandalous by peppering in lies, but Trump isn’t at all connected to the narrative, nor did Hayek call on the president to get involved. It seems the unreliable site is simply trying to capitalize on a popular topic circulating in the news by infusing it with fiction.

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