Uma Thurman Reveals She Was One of Harvey Weinstein's Victims

Oscar Cross
February 4, 2018

The New York Times has published a lengthy report about actress Uma Thurman, who details several sexual assaults from disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, as well as the unsupportive and physically endangering behavior of Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino.

The Kill Bill star opened up about her own personal experience with Weinstein, alleging that he made unwanted adavnces on her in a op-ed for the New York Times on Saturday. He tried to shove himself on me.

Thurman claims that Tarantino asked her to perform a stunt in a vehicle she was told by engineers shouldn't be used.

Brafman says Thurman's statements to the Times "are being carefully examined and investigated" before Weinstein decides whether any legal action against her would be appropriate.


The mother of three also detailed another occasion that occurred weeks earlier in a Paris hotel room where - during an argument over scripts - the producer donned a bathrobe and had the actress follow him to a steam room. "When I'm ready", she told an Access Hollywood reporter, "I'll say what I have to say".

"Ben Brafman, Mr. Weinstein's attorney said that Harvey is stunned and saddened by what he claims to be false accusations by Uma Thurman, someone he has worked closely with for more than two decades", reads a statement from Weinstein's representative. She reluctantly agreed, and allegedly told Weinstein the following when she walked in: "If you do what you did to me to other people you will lose your career, your reputation and your family, I promise you". "Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making an awkward pass at Ms. Thurman 25 years ago, which he regrets and immediately apologized for".

In a new conversation with the New York Times, Thurman recalled the sexual misconduct she faced from Weinstein and an terrible accident on the set of Kill Bill. She ended up wrecking and striking a tree. "It's a straight piece of road.'" He persuaded her to do it, and instructed: "'Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won't blow the right way and I'll make you do it again.' But that was a deathbox that I was in. She then walked the Times through how she questioned how safe it was for her to drive the auto Tarantino wanted her to in a particular scene, one that had her speeding down a winding, sandy road, and that he insisted she do so in spite of her discomfort. "I knew him pretty well before he [Weinstein] attacked me", she said, adding that this took place after Pulp Fiction's massive success.

After the alleged incident, Thurman said she went back to Weinstein to try and clear things up. I was doing anything I could to try and get away'. And it was so hot and I said, "This is ridiculous, what are you doing?" When Thurman and her lawyer attempted to obtain the footage from Miramax, the film company offered to provide it to her if she signed a document "releasing them of any consequences of my future pain and suffering", she says. She recalls, "The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me..." "I didn't feel threatened". "It took a long time because I think that as little girls we are conditioned to believe that cruelty and love somehow have a connection, and that is like the sort of era that we need to evolve out of".

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