No tiny soundbite, says Uma Thurman on Weinstein scandal

Many people from Hollywood are debating how men in power take sexual advantage of women in exchange for taking forward their dream of making it big in showbiz.

Actress Uma Thurman, who has worked with disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on films like the "Kill Bill" franchise and "Pulp Fiction", has refrained from saying anything against him for now. Nonetheless, she says she has lots to say but wants to wait till she feels "less angry".

"I've been waiting to feel less angry," Thurman told Access Hollywood, reports "I don't have a tiny soundbite for you, because I am not a child and I have learned that when I have 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," she said.

Several women have come out openly against Weinstein of late alleging harassment and assaults and triggering a tirade against men in power in Hollywood. Prominent actresses including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong'o and Ashley Judd have so far revealed they were harassed or abused early in their careers. Thurman said their decision to speak out was "commendable".

In the wake of the industrys ongoing harassment scandal, many stars are even skipping the red carpet at events to avoid talking about the issue. "A lot of people are skipping the carpet," quoted a top publicist as saying. "The celebs are coming in side doors" to avoid the press.

"It's not just Harvey Weinstein, it's Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner, that country-music guy (Kirt Webster)... It's playing six degrees of separation. Anybody can make a connection."

The public relations official added: "I've never seen anything like it. People are avoiding and dodging the carpet. They won't even do photos."

The Country Music Association also banned the press from asking certain questions at its awards, but then reversed the decision.