Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says that he made Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein aplogise to Uma Thurman after the latter had informed him of Weinstein's sexual misconduct.
According to Tarantino, he had told Weinstein to "make things right" with Thurman before the filming of the Kill Bill movies.
The Kill Bill director recently admitted that he had been made aware of the sexual misconduct against female employees by Harvey Weinstein, which included his former girlfriend Mira Sorvino.
According to Tarantino, Sorvino had already told him of her experiences with Weinstein when Thurman informed him of similar sexual behavior towards her.
“That was when I realised there was a pattern, in Harvey's luring and pushing attacks. So I made Harvey apologise to Uma,” said Tarantino.
According to Thurman, the now-disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein had appeared in a bathrobe in a hotel room in Paris, but she said the actual attack had happened in London when Weinstein had forced himself onto her and had “tried to expose himself”.
Tarantino said that when he confronted Weinstein about his behavior Weinstein had tried to downplay Thurman’s accusations.
"Harvey tried to de-emphasise things and say things weren't exactly the way they were ... I wasn't giving Harvey the benefit of the doubt. I knew he was lying, that everything Uma was saying was the truth.”
In addition to admitting that he knew of the incident, Tarantino also said he felt guilty for his complacency in what he then considered “harmless” behaviour.
“[B]ack in 1999, it was easier to chalk up what he was doing, to this mid-‘60s, Mad Men, Bewitched era of an executive chasing the secretary around the desk. Now, it’s like…as if that was ever okay!
Uma Thurman played the lead character known as The Bride in the Kill Bill movies, which Tarantino directed and Weinstein produced.