Uma Thurman Details Assault at the Hands of Harvey Weinstein

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Uma Thurman Details Assault at the Hands of Harvey Weinstein

The New York Times today, Uma Thurman details sexual assaults at the hands of Harvey Weinstein</a>. She recently alluded in an interview that she had a story to tell, and today she delivers it. She also accused her former agency CAA of being “connected to Weinstein’s predatory behavior” (though she does not elaborate beyond that statement) and she accuses Quentin Tarantino of not doing enough to protect her from an accident during the making of Kill Bill, after she was forced to drive a car on a sandy twisty road for a scene — she gave the footage of the crash to Maureen Dowd and you can watch it in the article. I just read a terrific piece Dowd did with Tim Robbins, in which he details his own feelings about Weinstein and Miramax, but it was a whimsical, funny exchange between a smart activist actor and a fine writer. Her exchange with Thurman is the kind of piece that leaves you feeling a bit dead inside, realizing that such things could have happened to a star of Thurman’s magnitude, with the mogul, when their career highs were so intertwined with Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.” data-reactid=”18″>In a shocking story in The New York Times today, Uma Thurman details sexual assaults at the hands of Harvey Weinstein. She recently alluded in an interview that she had a story to tell, and today she delivers it. She also accused her former agency CAA of being “connected to Weinstein’s predatory behavior” (though she does not elaborate beyond that statement) and she accuses Quentin Tarantino of not doing enough to protect her from an accident during the making of Kill Bill, after she was forced to drive a car on a sandy twisty road for a scene — she gave the footage of the crash to Maureen Dowd and you can watch it in the article. I just read a terrific piece Dowd did with Tim Robbins, in which he details his own feelings about Weinstein and Miramax, but it was a whimsical, funny exchange between a smart activist actor and a fine writer. Her exchange with Thurman is the kind of piece that leaves you feeling a bit dead inside, realizing that such things could have happened to a star of Thurman’s magnitude, with the mogul, when their career highs were so intertwined with Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.

In the article, posted online today and running in tomorrow’s print edition, Thurman described being assaulted by an unnamed actor 20 years older than her when she was 16, and she not only details Weinstein’s predations toward her, but her lingering memory of staying silent for so long. Thurman laments her inability to come forward about these traumatic situations put other young women in danger.

“The complicated feeling I have about Harvey is how bad I feel about all the women that were attacked after I was…I am one of the reasons that a young girl would walk into his room alone, the way I did,” she tells Dowd. “Quentin used Harvey as the executive producer of ‘Kill Bill,’ a movie that symbolizes female empowerment. And all these lambs walked into slaughter because they were convinced nobody rises to such a position who would do something illegal to you, but they do.”

Weinstein has long denied allegations of non-consensual sex, and he through spokesmen explains himself in the article, which will be a must read piece this weekend in Hollywood.

A snippet of the article:

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Published at Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:23:09 +0000