Actress Uma Thurman has broken her silence regarding a previous experience with disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, saying that she was assaulted by Weinstein years ago.
In a recent interview, Thurman revealed the Weinstein attacked her over a decade ago at his suite at the Savoy Hotel in London.
“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,” she said. “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.”
The actress also said that even before that incident, she and Weinstein had a meeting at his hotel room in Paris, where he wore a bathrobe and invited her to a steam room. At the time, Thurman said she was wearing a full black leather outfit. When she told the film producer that what he was doing was ridiculous, he became “very flustered and mad and he jumped and ran out.”
In response to Thurman’s allegations, Weinstein’s representative said that the former executive of the Weinstein production company “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. However, her claims about being physically assaulted are untrue.”
The representative emphasized that there was no physical contact during Weinstein’s “awkward pass” at Thurman, and said that they are saddened and puzzled as to why the actress waited 25 years to make the allegations public. The statement also noted that Weinstein considers Thurman a colleague and a friend.
Thurman and Weinstein previously worked together on 1994’s “Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill: Vol 1,” and “Kill Bill: Vol 2,” three of Thurman’s most successful movies.