06 February, 2018
Actor Uma Thurman has accused embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself upon her sexually and director Quentin Tarantino of making her perform a risky auto stunt that injured her. Thurman was is quoted in The New York Times on Saturday (Feb. 3) as saying Weinstein attacked her in London, pushed her down and tried to shove himself on her and expose himself.
"We have pulled a number of images that demonstrate the strong relationship Mr. Weinstein and Ms. Thurman had had over the years and we wish the New York Times would have published them", the email read".
After confronting him about his actions, Weinstein is alleged to have threatened to ruin and derail her career in response.
Thurman's friend Ilona Herman, Robert De Niro's long-time makeup artist, recalled in the Times that the actress came out of that meeting "very disheveled and so upset". "He did all kinds of unpleasant things", Thurman told the Times. "And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn't feel he had tried to kill me", she added. She called it a "deathbox"-the seat wasn't attached properly, the road was made of sand, it wasn't straight, and Tarantino wanted her to drive 40 miles per hour. He tried to shove himself on me", she explained".
"I am one of the reasons that a young girl would walk into his room alone, the way I did", she said. Thurman was assaulted again during this meet and was threatened with dire consequences if she goes to the public with the incident.
Her allegations regarding Weinstein took place in the time period after the success of the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction, which was produced by Weinstein. Uma's fantastic portrayal as goddess-like characters that represented women empowerment helped her to hide the dark times she was allegedly going through regarding the sexual misconduct in Hollywood. "He told me the door was locked but I never ran over and tried the knob".
He denies any wrongdoing and says he is "stunned and saddened" by the allegations.
Actress Uma Thurman says in a New York Times article that she was assaulted by disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein
"Quentin came in my trailer and didn't like to hear no, like any director", she says. The stunt was performed on the set of Kill Bill during a driving scene, and Uma alleges that she was asked to operate the vehicle herself, despite the fact that she was uneasy about it.
The actress said she had a second encounter with Weinstein at a hotel in London.
While she says she has a "permanently damaged neck" and "screwed-up knees", it's her "complicated" feelings about Weinstein's' subsequent victims that perhaps haunt her most. When questioned about the allegations themselves, Weinstein's spokesperson claims "her claims about being physically assaulted are untrue", and that "this is the first time we are hearing that she considered Mr. Weinstein an enemy and the pictures of their history tell a completely different story". The actress severed all ties with him immediately after the incident and, on the other hand, Weinstein stopped doing any projects with her.
In an in-depth interview with the New York Times, the Kill Bill star detailed how Weinstein attempted to force himself on her in a London hotel during the 1990's.
Thurman also shared that Tarantino himself performed the aggressive stunts on her for some of the more sadistic scenes in Kill Bill.
Scotland Yard has received two new complaints of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein from one woman. "Because, I have learned I am not a child, and I have learned that when I've spoken in anger I usually regret the way I express myself", she told reporters in October.
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