Weinstein considers suing Thurman
Harvey Weinstein is considering taking legal action against Uma Thurman. The disgraced movie mogul has slammed the 47-year-old actress' claims he made sexual advance towards her in a Parisian hotel room, before attacking her in London, insisting she has made "false accusations" against him.
His lawyers issued a statement following Uma's interview in The New York Times newspaper, in which she laid bare her alleged ordeal. The 65-year-old producer - who is believed to still be receiving treatment in an Arizona clinic - insisted he always had a strong friendship with the Kill Bill star and feels "saddened and puzzled" that she's spoken out about the alleged past altercation.
His legal team also claimed that the fact there are a "number of images" of Weinstein and Uma together over the years should prove the fact there wasn't a problem between them.
"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. However, her claims about being physically assaulted are untrue. And this is the first time we have heard those details," the statement said.
In her interview, the Pulp Fiction star recalled how Weinstein did "all kinds of unpleasant things" as he allegedly tried to force himself on her. She said: "It was such a bat to the head. He pushed me down. He tried to shove himself on me. He tried to expose himself. He did all kinds of unpleasant things. But he didn't actually put his back into it and force me. You're like an animal wriggling away, like a lizard. I was doing anything I could to get the train back on the track. My track. Not his track."
Uma told the publication that she later confronted Harvey in a hotel about the encounter, leading to an incident which she cannot fully remember.