'I’m glad it’s going slowly - you don’t deserve a bullet'
The past few months have been consumed by the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, with the Hollywood producer's accusers of harassment and in some cases assault now amounting to over 70 women, with each day seeing new accusations emerge.
Uma Thurman and Harvey Weinstein worked together on a whopping seven films, from Pulp Fiction to the Kill Bill series so when she kept her silence on the subject, people were eager to question why.
‘I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you,’ the actress explained to Access Hollywood earlier this month at the debut of her new play The Parisian Woman. ‘Because I have learned, I am not a child and I have learned that when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself. So I’ve been waiting to feel less angry and when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.’
It seems that day is finally here, with Uma Thurman officially accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, the 47-year-old accused the film producer of sexually assaulting her at the Savoy Hotel in London while they were working on Pulp Fiction back in 1994.
'He tried to shove himself on me,' she explained. '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.'
This news comes after the actress broke her silence on the issue in November 2017, taking Thanksgiving as the moment to call out the disgraced movie mogul.
‘HAPPY THANKSGIVING,’ she posted to her Instagram followers. ‘I am grateful today, to be alive, for all those I love and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others.’
She continued: ‘I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face. I feel it’s important to take your time, be fair, be exact, so… Happy Thanksgiving everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators - I’m glad it’s going slowly - you don’t deserve a bullet) - stay tuned Uma Thurman.’
Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, has responded to the allegations, releasing the statement:
'Mr Weinstein acknowledges making an awkward pass at Ms Thurman 25 years ago which he regrets and immediately apologized 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.'
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