Uma Thurman reveals working in Hollywood is no joy ride
In an interview with Maureen Dowd in The New York Times published over the weekend, iconic Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman joined the scores of women who have levelled sexual abuse allegations against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. But that wasn't all, Thurman also alleges she was pressured into driving an unsafe car by Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino on the set of Kill Bill which left her with permanent neck and knee damage, and she has the footage to prove it.
In the interview, Thurman reveals the full details of the alleged Weinstein incident that took place in London's Savoy Hotel almost 25 years ago. Thurman's story follows a similar narrative to the other allegations against Weinstein, but a noteworthy difference is Weinstein's response.
Weinstein has stayed largely silent regarding the slew of allegations levelled against him so far but a separate NYT piece reports that following Thurman's interview, Weinstein's attorney Ben Brafman issued a statement saying, "Weinstein acknowledged making "an awkward pass at Ms Thurman 25 years ago which he regrets and immediately apologized for."" The lawyer further stated they were looking at Thurman's remarks to the NYT regarding, "whether any legal action against her would be appropriate."
Weinstein aside, Thurman's accusations about the car crash on set reveal yet another ugly side to the bright lights of Tinseltown. In the interview Thurman alleges she told director Tarantino she didn't want to drive the unsafe car and requested a stunt driver, but was allegedly shut down.
Thurman did the scene, but crashed the car getting a concussion and permanently injuring her knees and neck. Per the interview, Thurman has been trying to get the footage from the camera mounted in the back of the car for the last 15 years and finally gained access to it recently. It's a terrifying watch:
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