Weinstein 'stunned and saddened' by Uma Thurman's latest allegation

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In a New York Times piece published Saturday, Thurman accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual battery, and claims her "Kill Bill" director Quentin Tarantino forced her to drive a vehicle she wasn't capable of driving, resulting in permanent injuries.

"We have pulled a number of images that demonstrate the strong relationship Mr. Weinstein and Ms. Thurman had had over the years and we wish the New York Times would have published them", wrote Weinstein rep Holly K. Baird.

When she returned to the hotel room soon after and threatened to expose what he had done, the actress alleges Weinstein said he would ruin her career.

Thurman recalled how the Kill Bill director instructed her to drive at 40 miles per hour in a vehicle that she characterized as a "deathbox". "And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn't feel he had tried to kill me", she added.

But the actress said her negative relationship with Weinstein also affected her interactions with Tarantino. "I tried to say no, I cried, I did everything I could do". "When I got home, I remember I stood in front of the mirror and I looked at my hands and I was so mad at them for not being bloody or bruised", she said.


She claims the first "attack" happened at the Savoy Hotel in London in Weinstein's suite.

She also told The Times that Tarantino was originally dismissive when she confided in him about Weinstein's alleged actions but that he later confronted the producer.

Thurman said that when she expressed fear about driving a possibly faulty vehicle in Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" he insisted. After she initially refused to drive what she called a "deathbox", Tarantino allegedly pushed back saying, "I promise you the auto is fine".

(Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sexual encounters.) Uma spoke with The New York Times about her allegations of being propositioned - and later attacked - by Weinstein. "Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won't blow the right way and I'll make you do it again". "And when I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say", she told Access Hollywood. "Not that it matters now, with my permanently damaged neck and my screwed-up knees".

Weinstein's representatives said he acknowledges making an "awkward pass".


Late past year, Uma Thurman made it clear that she would not be speaking on the accusations against disgraced Hollywood exec Harvey Weinstein until she was less angry.

Thurman's working relationship with Tarantino soured after an accident on the set of Kill Bill during which the director pushed her to drive a vehicle that a teamster had told her was not fully safe.

Thurman says that after the second London meeting, she continued to see the producer in work situations with other people around, but that she personally considered him in an enemy.

Weinstein was apparently "hurt" by Thurman's claims, but later gave her a half-baked apology by the poolside of the Hotel du Cap.

Weinstein denies physically assaulting Thurman. "So what you really saw was a person buying time".


"Uma Thurman has seen the inside of our industry for 30 years. 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", she told reporters in October.

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