Uma Thurman Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Attacks

When Uma Thurman was asked, at the October premiere of her Broadway play The Parisian Woman whether or not she had anything to say about Harvey Weinstein, the producer who helped launch her to stardom in Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill films, she answered that she would prefer to wait until she was less angry before she said anything.

Thurman finally told her story to The New York Times in a devastating account published Saturday.

Thurman, who worked with the disgraced independent movie mogul on seven films, said their relationship quickly went from professional to toxic one day during the filming of the Quentin Tarantino-directed drama Pulp Fiction.

Thurman says Weinstein pushed her down and tried to shove himself on her and expose himself.

Thurman also claims to have told Quentin Tarantino of the incident, which led the filmmaker to confront Weinstein, with Weinstein then apologising to the actress.

Her friend Ilona Herman, who accompanied her, said that when Thurman returned she was "shaking" and said Weinstein had 'threatened to derail her career'.

Reps for Harvey Weinstein have come forward in the wake of Thurman's interview.

The incident followed a unusual meeting in Weinstein's Paris hotel room, when Weinstein stripped down to just a bathrobe during a discussion about a script.

You may already be aware that Uma Thurman previously hinted at the fact that she is one of the many women in Holywood sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein but now, the star has chose to tell all on what took place!

Thurman says that after the second London meeting, she continued to see the producer in work situations with other people around, but that she personally considered him in an enemy. "The complicated feeling I have about Harvey is how bad I feel about all the women that were attacked after I was", she told Dowd. The statement added, "Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making a pass at Ms. Thurman in England after misreading her signals in Paris".

Throughout her career, it seems, powerful men have used a mixture of charm, trickery, institutional power, and force to put Thurman into situations where her ability to say "no" was compromised. Despite her repeated pleas, Tarantino allegedly pressured her into following through, leaving her with permanent injuries to her neck and knees.

Weinstein told the paper that "she very well could have said this". Thurman says she asked for a stunt person to do it instead (producers say they don't remember her objecting), but recounts that Tarantino came in her trailer and told her to drive it, that the auto and road were fine.

"He did all kinds of unpleasant things", she said. I was not a groundbreaker on a story I knew to be true. It possibly made me overlook warning signs. "We were in a awful fight for years", she said. I was doing anything I could to try and get away'. She recalls, "The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me..." Her working relationship with Tarantino was also damaged. He has apologized for causing "a lot of pain" with "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past" but has denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex". "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".

  • Jacqueline Ellis