Harvey Weinstein‘s group is contemplating doable authorized motion in opposition to Uma Thurman, in response to a brand new assertion obtained by EW. The Kill Invoice star claimed Weinstein sexually assaulted her in a brand new interview printed in The New York Occasions on Saturday, although Weinstein denied any occasion of bodily hurt.
“Ms. Thurman’s statements to The Occasions are being rigorously examined and investigated earlier than deciding whether or not any authorized motion in opposition to her could be acceptable,” the brand new assertion, issued Saturday afternoon, reads.
Responding to EW’s request for remark, a spokesperson for Thurman stated merely, “The article speaks for itself.”
Thurman had beforehand instructed press she was “waiting to feel less angry” in regards to the state of affairs with Weinstein, who has been accused by quite a few ladies of sexual harassment and assault. The actress clarified her emotions in Saturday’s piece within the The Occasions, saying, “I used the word ‘anger’ but I was more worried about crying, to tell you the truth. I was not a groundbreaker on a story I knew to be true. So what you really saw was a person buying time.” (Weinstein, who’s presently in therapy, has denied any occasion of nonconsensual intercourse.)
Thurman mentioned her expertise with The Occasions’ author Maureen Dowd, claiming Weinstein attacked her in a resort room in England and later threatened to dismantle her profession — amongst different incidents of sexual misconduct. Extra accounts from pal Ilona Herman and ex-husband Ethan Hawke got to The Occasions.
“Ben Brafman, Mr. Weinstein’s attorney said that Harvey is stunned and saddened by what he claims to be false accusations by Uma Thurman, someone he has worked closely with for more than two decades,” reads an announcement from Weinstein’s consultant. “Mr. Weinstein acknowledges making an awkward pass at Ms. Thurman 25 years ago, which he regrets and immediately apologized for. Why Ms. Thurman would wait 25 years to publicly discuss this incident and why according to Weinstein, she would embellish what really happened to include false accusations of attempted physical assault is a mystery to Weinstein and his attorneys.”
Thurman additionally leveled accusations in opposition to her Pulp Fiction director, Quentin Tarantino, stating he pressured her in opposition to her will to function an unstable automotive on the set of Kill Invoice, leading to an accident and everlasting damage.
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