Uma Thurman breaks her silence on Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino


  • She has complicated feelings about Weinstein because so many other women were assualted by him after she was and she blames herself for being part of the coverup


  • Stresses that her agency CAA knew about Weinstein for years and covered for him

  • "I stand as both a person who was subjected to it and a person who was then also part of the cloud cover, so that’s a super weird split to have"

  • Says she was first raped by an actor she doesn't name when she was 16 and he was 36

  • She and Harvey knew each other well and were friends the first time he tried to rape her. He first tried to flash her in a steam room and later tried to rape her in a hotel. He then threatened to ruin her career if she told anyone.

  • She told Quentin Tarantino what happened with Weinstein and he was initially dismissive of it, but during the Kill Bill promo tour he eventually understood how serious it was and he confronted Weinstein who gave her a half-hearted apology

  • Also says that Quentin forced her to do a stunt on the set of Kill Bill in a car that was dangerous. She ended up in the hospital after doing the stunt with severe pain and a concussion. She now has permanent neck damage because of the injury. She spent 15 years tracking down the footage to prove she had been right that the car was at fault and her friendship with Quentin ended because he refused to give it to her and sided with the studio.

  • Quentin also did some of the abusive stunts featured in the movie himself. In the scene where Gogo chokes the Bride with a chain it was actually Quentin doing the choking. In the scene where Uma was spat on it was Quentin who did the spitting.

  • Says it wasn't Harvey that "broke" her, but Quentin who turned on her after the car crash

  • "Personally, it has taken me 47 years to stop calling people who are mean to you ‘in love’ with you. It took a long time because I think that as little girls we are conditioned to believe that cruelty and love somehow have a connection and that is like the sort of era that we need to evolve out of."


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JFC poor Uma.