During an episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, Uma Thurman said she wanted retributive justice against Harvey Weinstein following the alleged sexual assault and car accident which nearly left her seriously hurt. At the start of the interview, Seth congratulated the actress on her recent completion of the Broadway show, The Parisian Woman.
The host also applauded her for her speaking out against the disgraced producer. Celebrity Insider reported at the beginning of February that Uma revealed a terrible car crash which almost left her incapacitated on the set of Kill Bill.
Uma claims she was pressured by the cast and crew – despite repeatedly telling them she was “uncomfortable” – to drive a car on a dangerous road and ended up crashing it. Moreover, earlier in the month, Thurman spoke with The New York Times about the time Weinstein “attacked” her in his suite in the Savoy Hotel in London, England.
i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.
Thurman said he “tried to shove himself on (her),” “expose himself,” and tried to seduce her in an aggressive manner. Uma said she was like a lizard in the way she was trying to get away from him.
Thurman also stated that Weinstein sent her a bouquet of yellow roses which said she had “great instincts.” Another incident took place later on when the producer attempted to lure the actress into a steam room.
In response, when speaking with E! News, the spokesperson for Weinstein said he and Uma had a “strong relationship” for a long time, but he did concede to making an “awkward pass” at her nearly thirty years ago.
However, Weinstein and his legal team stated the allegations of physical assault are merely untrue, and they’ve never heard such accusations before.
The embattled producer continued by explaining his confusion as to why the actress waited so long to come out with charges when they have shared a successful film career together for such a long time.