Uma Thurman Reveals That Harvey Weinstein Sexually Assaulted Her
Over the past few months, the Hollywood community has been rattled by the ongoing revelations of many sexual assault allegations.
Uma Thurman: #MeToo
Actress Uma Thurman is the latest performer to accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.
The actress revealed these allegations to famed New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd in a Feb. 3 article. Thurman stated that Weinstein was too busy bombarding her compliments that she did not see potential red flags. The Kill Bill actress noted that Weinstein assaulted her when she had a private meeting with him in London, England.
"It was such a bat to the head. He pushed me down. He tried to shove himself on me. He tried to expose himself. He did all kinds of unpleasant things. But he didn't actually put his back into it and force me. You're like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard. I was doing anything I could to get the train back on the track, My track. Not his track." Thurman told the New York Times.
Thurman also stated that despite that incident, Weinstein tried to make nice with the actress and even had his assistants call her with potential projects. When Thurman had the chance to confront the former Hollywood powerhouse in private, the actress threatened to destroy his career.
Weinstein's representatives have confirmed that the disgraced movie mogul did make a pass at Thurman, but denied the actress's threats against him.
Thurman vs. Tarantino
Weinstein was not the only Hollywood powerhouse that Thurman targeted during this interview. She also blamed Weinstein for interfering with her working relationship with Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2 director Quentin Tarantino.
While Tarantino confronted Weinstein several times before the filming process of the first Kill Bill, Thurman stated that the director had put her in mortal danger when she was filming the fan-favorite spaghetti western. The actress reported that she was forced to do a stunt that went wrong and left her with permanent injuries to her neck and knees.
Tarantino and Thurman had a multi-year feud in regards to the footage to prove that she was injured on the job.
Before Thurman's revelation, Tarantino made headlines as he planned to collaborate with Leonardo DiCaprio to work on a Charles Manson film. It is unknown if Thurman's announcement has affected the film's pre-production process.
Other Weinstein Accusers
In addition to Thurman, other women have come forward with accusations that Weinstein sexually assaulted them.
Actress Rose McGowan has crowned herself the 'Architect' of Harvey Weinstein's downfall. She told Stephen Colbert during her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she wanted other women to reveal their own encounters with Weinstein.
One of Weinstein's former assistants, Sandeep Rehal, filed a lawsuit against Weinstein on Thursday, Jan. 25. In the lawsuit, Rehal revealed that Weinstein sexually harassed her and spoke derogatory language at her numerous times. The former assistant left Weinstein's in 2015.
Actress Anne Heche has also stated that Weinstein fired her because she resisted the movie mogul's advances.
Over 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting them.