Yesterday, on Thanksgiving, Uma Thurman broke her silence on sexual predator producer Harvey Weinstein in an Instagram post with a screenshot of herself as Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill: Volume 2.
The caption read: “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”.
Thurman worked on seven films with Weinstein, including Tarantino films Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction. She was asked about him earlier this month in a video interview. In the video, Thurman is evidently quietly furious as she says, “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. So, I’ve been waiting to feel less angry, and when I’m ready, I’ll say what I have to say.”
Understandably, even three weeks later, the actress isn’t any less angry. Let’s hope that she will feel compelled and supported enough to share her story. Following her post, Rose McGowan, one of the most vocal Weinstein accusers, tweeted: “Hello Uma. Welcome”.
Since the initial investigation by the New York Times, the number of women coming forward with allegations of harassment, assault and rape against Weinstein have hit 80.