A long and detailed report containing the details of several sexual assaults on actress Uma Thurman by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been published in The New York Times.
The accusations from Thurman herself expose Weinstein as not just a serial rapist and sex abuser, but a pedophile of the worst ilk, those with money and power. In the expose, Thurman says she was 16 and living in a studio apartment in Manhattan where she was starting her movie career.
That is when Weinstein, nearly 20 years older than her, met up with her and coaxed her to his Greenwich Village apartment for a nightcap. "I was ultimately compliant," Thurman recalled. "I tried to say no, I cried, I did everything I could do. He told me the door was locked but I never ran over and tried the knob."
She continued, "When I got home, I remember I stood in front of the mirror and I looked at my hands and I was so mad at them for not being bloody or bruised. Something like that tunes the dial one way or another, right? You become more compliant or less compliant, and I think I became less compliant."
Thurman admits she thought she knew him pretty well before he sexually assaulted her. "I knew him pretty well before he attacked me," she explained. "He used to spend hours talking to me about material and complimenting my mind and validating me. It possibly made me overlook warning signs."
Thurman's story is remarkably similar to the hundreds of Larry Nassar victims, many of whom testified that the former doctor was very supportive and acted as a best friend and advocate for his victims. "This was my champion. I was never any kind of studio darling. He had a chokehold on the type of films and directors that were right for me," Thurman said.
She goes on to say she later confronted Weinstein over the incident but "her memory of the incident abruptly stops there." A friend of hers says when Thurman returned from the confrontation with Weinstein she was "disheveled and so upset and had this blank look" and said the disgraced producer threatened to end her career.
In response to Thurman's report, Weinstein admitted to making an "awkward pass" at Thurman but says he didn't ever touch her. Weinstein is currently in therapy at a clinic in Arizona and went on to say the accusations "saddened and puzzled" him.
<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb2h0hBlV3T/" data-instgrm-version="8" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:26.190476190476193% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb2h0hBlV3T/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G I am grateful today, to be alive, for all those I love, and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others. I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face. I feel it’s important to take your time, be fair, be exact, so… Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators - I’m glad it’s going slowly - you don’t deserve a bullet) -stay tuned Uma Thurman</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ithurman/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Uma Thurman</a> (@ithurman) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-11-23T20:58:24+00:00">Nov 23, 2017 at 12:58pm PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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