After a number of actresses came forward to accuse the Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexually harassing over 80 actresses, including Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, the latest to come forward and share her traumatic experiences of working with the disgraced producer is Hollywood veteran actress Uma Thurman. The actress, who shot to fame with the cult film ‘The Pulp fiction’ which was bankrolled by Weinstein, finally revealed that she was sexually abused and raped by the latter.Also Read - New Sexual Assault Charges Against Harvey Weinstein After he Recovers From COVID-19
Post the release of the movie, she met Weinstein for the first time along with his former wife. In an interview, Thurman 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.” Also Read - Harvey Weinstein, 68, Gets Coronavirus in Prison Serving 23 Years of Sentence For Rape And Sexual Assault
The first incident happened at his suite in Savoy hotel in London where the producer tried to force himself on Thurman and molested her, according to a report in 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, which read, “You have great instincts.” ALSO READ: I Was Raped By A Celebrity But No, I’ll Never Name Him, Says Katie Price Also Read - Harvey Weinstein Hospitalised Due to Chest Pain After Receiving 23-Years of Imprisonment in Landmark #MeToo Case
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.
Inputs from ANI