Uma Thurman claims Harvey Weinstein sexually abused and raped her

Updated: 04 February, 2018 10:52 IST | ANI | New York

Veteran actor Uma Thurman revealed that she was sexually abused and raped by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman

Veteran actor Uma Thurman revealed that she was sexually abused and raped by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The actress was a part of the movie 'The Pulp fiction' which was produced by Weinstein. Post the release of the movie, she met Weinstein for the first time along with his former wife. In an interview, she said, 'He used to spend hours talking to me about the material and complimenting my mind and validating me. It possibly made me overlook warning signs. This was my champion. I was never any kind of studio darling. He had a chokehold on the type of films and directors that were right for me.'

The first incident happened at his suite in Savoy hotel in London where the producer tried to force himself on Thurman and molested her, reported The New York Times. The actress severed all ties with him immediately after the incident and, on the other hand, Weinstein stopped doing any projects with her. Later, she received a bouquet of yellow roses from the producer along with a note saying, 'You have great instincts.'

In return, she offered to meet Weinstein in a hotel room to clear the matter. That was the time when she was assaulted. The producer apparently pressurised the actor to not reveal about the incident as he threatened her with leaking their pictures, she revealed during the interview. The production of the movie 'Kill Bill' again brought Thurman and Weinstein together. Thurman confided in their director Quentin Tarantino about the incident at Paris hotel, who further confronted Harvey and that ended their abusive work relationship.

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First Published: 04 February, 2018 10:47 IST

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