By Dave Karger
June 24, 2009 at 08:53 PM EDT

Actress Salma Hayek, in a statement exclusive to, is denouncing reports that she had an affair with Batman producer Jon Peters, who has recently been shopping around a book proposal about his career and personal life. “After several weeks of continued press coverage of Jon Peters’ upcoming book, I want to make something very clear,” Hayek says. “I have never dated nor had a romantic relationship with Mr. Peters. My name has been continually linked to his romantic liaisons, and I want to put a stop to this lie.”

Much of the coverage of Peters’ proposal listed Hayek’s name along with Barbra Streisand, Kim Basinger, Pamela Anderson, Nicolette Sheridan, Sharon Stone, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Peters’ past loves. Peters produced Hayek’s 1999 action comedy Wild Wild West.