May 22, 2018

Uma Thurman: Harvey Weinstein assaulted me (CNN)

Uma Thurman: Harvey Weinstein assaulted me (CNN)

Uma Thurman is ready to share her story about Harvey Weinstein — the disgraced movie mogul who stands accused of sexual misconduct by more than 60 women.

The actress, who starred in several blockbusters produced by Weinstein, gave a bombshell interview to The New York Times where she details a series of disturbing incidents, including an alleged assault in his London hotel room.

Saturday’s article, by New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd, described the actress as “furious” that more legal action has not been taken against 65-year-old Weinstein. The Miramax and Weinstein Company co-founder was ousted from his professional roles last fall when allegations against him first surfaced publicly.

When reached for comment Saturday, a representative for Thurman said the Times article “speaks for itself” and declined to comment further.

Through a spokesperson, Weinstein has previously denied allegations of sexual assault.

When reached for comment regarding Thurman’s allegations, a spokesperson said Weinstein was “saddened and puzzled” by her allegation of assault.

Weinstein’s representative also sent photos that the spokesperson said “demonstrate the strong relationship Mr. Weinstein and Ms. Thurman had had over the years.”

“Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making an awkward pass 25 years ago at Ms. Thurman in England after misreading her signals, after a flirtatious exchange in Paris, for which he immediately apologised and deeply regrets,” the spokesperson said. “However, her claims about being physically assaulted are untrue.”

Dozens of women have come forward publicly to accuse Weinstein of misconduct following explosive reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker last year about his treatment of women, including young actresses with whom he worked. He has been accused of rape, assault and other forms of sexual misconduct. His representative said he sought treatment after the allegations were made public and that any allegations of non-consensual sex were “unequivocally denied.” Read more

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