Uma Thurman releases blistering statement on Harvey Weinstein

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Amy Swales

After her raw initial response to the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein saw her visibly too angry to give a “soundbite”, Uma Thurman has confirmed she has also been subject to sexual harassment with a blistering Instagram post.

Writing on the social media site on Thanksgiving (23 November), the actor used the hashtag #MeToo under a picture of herself as her revengeful Kill Bill character The Bride – and indicated there was more to come.

“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,” Thurman wrote in the post, which has, at time of writing, garnered more than 75,000 reactions and comments.

“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).”

She ended the message with “Stay tuned”.

Producer Weinstein’s company was involved with several of Thurman’s films, including Pulp Fiction and the two Kill Bill films.

In October, shortly after the stream of sexual assault, abuse and harassment allegations against Weinstein began – sparking an ongoing outpouring of experiences from women and men across several industries – Thurman’s brief interview with Access Hollywood went viral on Twitter.

The star gave a very measured, but clearly incredibly angry and emotional response when asked about the various stories coming to light, telling the interviewer: “I don’t have a tidy soundbite for you, because I have learned, I am not a child.

“And I have learned that when I’ve spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself.”

She added: “I’ve been waiting to feel less angry, and when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.”

Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino has previously admitted he already knew of the accusations against Weinstein, whom he has worked with on several occasions and was friends with, admitting he could have done more to stop the producer’s alleged behaviour.

“I knew enough to do more than I did,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. “There was more to it than just the normal rumours, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things.”

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