Uma Thurman finally reveals why she was so “angry” with Harvey Weinstein and it’s not surprising.
Harvey Weinstein is a name that will live in infamy in Hollywood for years to come as the proprietor of an endless mountain of fear and grief for so many women. Because of his unthinkable actions, the #metoo movement was started, and blown wide open.
Since the accounts of Weinstein’s attacks started flooding out from actresses, some very prominent, like Selma Hayek and Rose McGowan, Uma Thurman has only hinted at what angered her so much about Weinstein, but it hasn’t been hard to guess. On Thanksgiving she made this post on Instagram that gave way to the staggering admission, she would make this week.
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H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G 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. 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
In an in-depth interview with The New York Times, Thurman chronicled their working relationship, and how it turned sour, including several accounts where Weinstein attacked her. Her account of the “first” attack at the Savoy Hotel in London is chilling.
“It was such a bat to the head. 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. 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.”
According to Thurman, he sent her flowers to apologize the next day. She later went to confront him about it, and things went south. Although she had brought a friend with her, his assistants asked that she leave the hotel bar and meet in his room where another encounter happened that Thurman couldn’t remember. Her friend, makeup artist Ilona Herman, who was waiting for her by the elevators described her as being “disheveled” and “shaking” when she came back from the private meeting with Weinstein.
Oddly enough, this is one of the rare instances, Mr. Weinstien has halfway admitted to one of his attacks. A representative of the producer gave this statement to the New York Times.
“Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making a pass at Ms. Thurman in England after misreading her signals in Paris,” the statement said. “He immediately apologized.”
Thurman credits her horrifying experiences with Weinstein as the breakdown of her working relationship with her former friend and director Quentin Tarantino. The dissolution of their friendship along with the encounters with Weinstein has plagued Thurman with suspicion around her car crash on the set of Kill Bill which left her injured for years.
It is sad to see that another prominent actress, or anyone at all, has also been a victim of Weinstein. He is in “therapy” in Arizona but is that enough? The court of public opinion would say “No.”
To read the Interview in its entirety visit www.NewYorkTimes.com