Harvey Weinstein weighing legal action against Uma Thurman

Updated: 05 February, 2018 11:18 IST | Agencies |

Producer's attorney says Uma Thurman's sexual harassment accusations against client 'false'

Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman

Harvey Weinstein's attorney has responded to Uma Thurman's claim that his client sexually assaulted her in London, soon after the 1994 release of Pulp Fiction. Thurman starred in the film which was produced by Weinstein.

In the story, published in the New York Times, the actor says Weinstein "attacked" her during a meeting at the Savoy Hotel. She specified that he "pushed" her, "shoved himself on" her and "tried to expose himself." According to Thurman, he also threatened her career later.

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein

In a statement, Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, said that Weinstein is weighing legal action against Thurman. "Mr Weinstein acknowledges making an awkward pass at Ms Thurman 25 years ago, which he regrets and immediately apologised for... Why Ms Thurman would wait 25 years to publicly discuss this incident and why according to Weinstein, she would embellish what really happened to include false accusations of attempted physical assault is a mystery to Weinstein and his attorneys."

Thurman's accusations refer to an incident which followed a meeting in Weinstein's Paris hotel room, when Weinstein stripped down to a bathrobe during a discussion about a script. Her accusations come in the light of the growing number of cases of sexual abuse mounting against Weinstein.

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First Published: 05 February, 2018 11:15 IST

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