It was only a matter of time before film director Quentin Tarantino found himself in some hot water, given his close relation to Harvey Weinstein through the years. Even more so since Uma Thurman has recently accused Weinstein of assaulting her at The Savoy Hotel in London.
As you may remember, Uma Thurman was the star of Quentin Tarantino’s film series ‘Kill Bill‘, and during filming of said movies, Uma Thurman almost suffered a very dangerous car crash when she lost control of her Karmann Ghia and hit a palm tree in Mexico. For this, she also blames Harvey Weinstein, as it was believed that the road was a straight line, but actually an S curve, which threw Uma Thurman off. Take a look at this video.
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i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.
Despite Quentin Tarantino reassuring her that it was safe and the road was a straight, she doesn’t blame Tarantino for the accident.
However, Quentin Tarantino has been caught up in a different form of backlash after an interview of him on The Howard Stern Show from 2003 resurfaced, wherein he vehemently defends Roman Polanski’s drugging and raping of a thirteen year old girl back in 1977. This situation seems alike to the Hollywood elite of today, such as Meryl Streep hoping for Polanski to be exonerated because they can’t seem to find the wrong in what Polanski did.
After this interview recently emerged, 38 year old actress Busy Philipps went on a Twitter tirade to berate the director and rightly so. Just have a read of this transcribed conversation between Quentin Tarantino and Howard Stern, where Tarantino almost makes it sound like what Roman Polanski did all those years ago was okay.
HOWARD STERN: How can you defend, see I don’t understand this, how come Hollywood embraces this madman, this director, who raped a 13-year-old girl?
QUENTIN TARANTINO: He didn’t rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape, that’s not quite the same thing.
It’s statutory rape. He had sex with a minor. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down… it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world.
You can’t throw the word ‘rape’ around, it’s like throwing the word ‘racist’ around. It doesn’t apply to everything that people use it for. He was guilty of having sex with a minor.
ROBIN QUIVERS: That she didn’t want to have?
QT: No that wasn’t the case at all. She wanted to have it. Dated the guy…
RQ: She was 13!
QT: And by the way, we’re talking about America’s morals, we’re not talking about the morals in Europe and everything.
HS: Wait a minute. You have sex with a 13-year-old girl and you’re a grown man, you know that that’s wrong…
RQ: Giving her booze and pills…
QT: Look, she was down with it… and she’s talked about it. She’s talked about it. I’m right, she’s talked about it since. Like “no, he didn’t do anything to me, it was the technicality of being 13.”
Now she’s an adult, she’s got a whole other story. Of course she’s gonna say this because she knows she was in trouble with her mom.
I’ve met him once, but he’s not a friend or anything. His version sounds more likely, sounds really really more likely.
HS: He could get a girl his own age…
QT: He likes girls!
HS: If you had a daughter… if he had intercourse with her?
QT: Yes, there’s be a bullet in Polanski’s head…
HS: You would kill him?
QT: I’d beat the hell out of him, but the situation was not that she was against this, she was down to party with Roman. Lets talk about it the way it was. She was down with the party, he was down with the party. I don’t believe its rape for these 13-year-old party girls.
Unbelievable, right?! Many people in Hollywood adore Roman Polanski’s work, so much so that they do their upmost to defend him for his terribly sick crime. The lengths some people will go through…
As written above, Tarantino stated in the interview that if it was his own daughter then, “I’d beat the hell out of him, but the situation was not that she was against this, she was down to party with Roman. I don’t believe its rape for these 13-year-old party girls.”
That is a dangerous rhetoric if it is shared by many in entertainment circles, isn’t it? It’s not surprising that this interview with Tarantino is popping up now, which brings us to Busy Phillips and her reaction from her Twitter page.
We couldn’t agree more, Busy. Quentin Tarantino may just become a hot topic of debate this week as to his morales, and how he would believe it is okay for thirteen year old girls to be considered ready for sex if they are so-called “party girls”!
There’s obviously been something very strange about Tarantino from the get-go. Indeed, he’s a bit of a weird guy, and we can’t say we are fans of his films either. Please tell us what you think about Tarantino’s comments down below in the comments section.
Brainstain, over and out!
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