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 also accuses Tarantino of almost killing her in the New York Times article, during an incident from the set of Kill Bill in which she crashed a vehicle during filming.
In an article by New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd, the actress describes a series of abuses at the hands of Hollywood men, including the now-notorious film producer.
They followed an uncomfortable episode in a Paris hotel in which Thurman said Weinstein was dressed in a bathrobe and led her into a steam room during a meeting about a script.
The second encounter was in a London hotel room, where she says Weinstein attacked her and "did all kinds of unpleasant things".
Thurman told the New York Times that Weinstein tried to push her down and shove himself on top of her and attempted to expose himself.More news: Polish Lawmakers Approve Controversial Holocaust Bill Despite International Criticism
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"When I came back from the hospital in a neck brace with my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head and a concussion, I wanted to see the auto and I was very upset", she said. "Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making an awkward pass 25 years ago at Ms. Thurman in England after misreading her signals, after a flirtatious exchange in Paris, for which he immediately apologized and deeply regrets..."
John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino Lawrence Bender, Harvey Weinstein and Zanne Devine pose together ahead of the beach screening of Pulp Fiction at Miramax's 20th Anniversary celebration of the film at Majestic Beach in Cannes, southern France, during the 67th worldwide film festival, Friday, May 23, 2014. He said: 'I promise you the vehicle is fine. She says she screamed at him, saying he was "like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard, TMZ describes". She finished with this: "And when I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say". "But at least I had some say, you know?"
Thurman's knees and neck were badly damaged in the crash, leaving her with health problems that persist to this day. "Quentin used Harvey as the executive producer of 'Kill Bill, ' a movie that symbolizes female empowerment". All these lambs walked into the slaughter because they were convinced nobody rises to such a position who would do something illegal to you, but they do...
"If you do what you did to me to other people you will lose your career, your reputation and your family, I promise you", she recalled. Thurman crashed the auto, and she was understandably furious.
Their relationship started off professional, with Weinstein establishing a rapport, according to Thurman.
Two weeks after the crash, after trying to see the vehicle and footage of the incident, she had her lawyer send a letter to Miramax, summarizing the event and reserving the right to sue. "What really got me about the crash was that it was a cheap shot". "I thought he was being super idiosyncratic, like this was your kooky, eccentric uncle".