Weinstein considers legal action against Thurman

Nick Sanchez
February 4, 2018

"Not long after, Weinstein got her alone again and attempted to assault her. "[Weinstein] pushed me down.

"He tried to shove himself on me. But he didn't actually put his back into it and force me", she said. You are like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard.

Thurman first spoke about Weinstein, and the Me Too movement in general, back in November. "My track. Not his track".

After hinting a few months ago that she would soon be willing to talk about her experiences of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, Uma Thurman is now opening up about the extent of that trauma.

The mother of three also detailed another occasion that occurred weeks earlier in a Paris hotel room where - during an argument over scripts - the producer donned a bathrobe and had the actress follow him to a steam room.

Thinking she could confront Weinstein and clear the air about what occurred that evening, Thurman asked him to meet her at the hotel's bar for a conversation.

But after their unusual exchange, Uma detailed an alleged "attack" that took place in his suite at London's Savoy Hotel. "Personally, it has taken me 47 years to stop calling people who are mean to you "in love" with you", she stated.

Weinstein's representative also sent photos that the spokesperson said "demonstrate the strong relationship Mr. Weinstein and Ms. Thurman had had over the years". A friend who sat in the lobby of the Savoy Hotel waiting for her, makeup artist Ilona Herman, said that when she returned "her eyes were insane and she was totally out of control".

She added, "I've been waiting to feel less angry".

A statement from Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, on Saturday said, "Ms Thurman's statements to the Times are being carefully examined and investigated before deciding whether any legal action against her would be appropriate". She had reason to believe the auto wasn't working properly, and argued with the director about how she was afraid to drive it alone.

Thurman told Dowd that on the set of "Kill Bill", Tarantino pressured her into doing her own stunt driving in a situation where she felt unsafe. In 2015, The Weinstein Company distributed Burnt, in which Thurman also starred, domestically.

In the exposé, Thurman says that she got to know Weinstein and his wife after starring in Tarantino's 1994 film, "Pulp Fiction".

Dishing on the truth behind her decision to wait until she was less "angry", Thurman added, "I used the word "anger" but I was more anxious about crying, to tell you the truth..."

The statement questioned why Thurman waited 25 years to make her allegations public and said numerous photographs show Thurman and Weinstein had a "strong relationship" for many years. She had a huge fight with Tarantino in which she accused him of trying to kill her, and another later when he and Miramax refused to release the footage of the crash to her. Tarantino promised the vehicle was fine, and convinced her to do the stunt herself. Thurman did not sign.

A rep for Weinstein did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

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