Thurman had suggested mistreatment by Weinstein in an Instagram post last November, in which she said she was "angry".
Thurman admits she wasn't alarmed at first by what has now become a common allegation among many of Weinstein's accusers, but she began to question his intentions when he led her down a hallway to a steam room.
"I used the word "anger" but I was more anxious about crying, to tell you the truth", she told The New York Times's Maureen Dowd in an interview published online Saturday in which she details an alleged attack by Weinstein, and discussed a fraught relationship with frequent collaborator Quentin Tarantino.
Not long after that, in Weinstein's suite in the Savoy Hotel in London, was the first attack, she alleges: "It was such a bat to the head. He tried to shove himself on me", she explained.
She described herself "like an animal wriggling away" trying to get away from him.
But she revealed that she felt bad that women had been attacked by Weinstein after her, saying: "I am one of the reasons that a young girl would walk into his room alone, the way I did".
They have had a fractured relationship ever since, but they did work together again.
A statement from Weinstein's publicist quoted in the Times read: "Mr Weinstein acknowledges making a pass at Ms Thurman in England after misreading her signals in Paris".
More than 50 women including stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Mira Sorvino have accused 65-year-old Weinstein of sexual abuse and harassment, though he has denied forcing himself on anyone.
Subscribe and follow up on all round entertainment on our YouTube Channel. She then walked the Times through how she questioned how safe it was for her to drive the vehicle Tarantino wanted her to in a particular scene, one that had her speeding down a winding, sandy road, and that he insisted she do so in spite of her discomfort. "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", she wrote. "Quentin used Harvey as the executive producer of Kill Bill, a movie that symbolizes female empowerment", she added.
A spokesperson for Weinstein pointed EW to six photographs "that demonstrate the strong relationship Mr. Weinstein and Ms. Thurman had had over the years and we wish The New York Times would have published them".
"In never-before-seen footage from inside the auto, available to watch through The Times" website, the vehicle crashes into a tree. She also describes how Tarantino inserted himself into the filming of several violent scenes in Kill Bill to personally spit on her and choke her. "Quentin finally atoned by giving it to me after 15 years, right?"
"I just walked away stunned, like 'Okay, well there's my half-assed apology, '" said Thurman.
Video accompanying the article online shows Thurman struggling to control the vehicle and crashing into a tree. The incident ended in a crash, which left her with a "permanently damaged neck" and "screwed-up knees". "And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn't feel he had tried to kill me". I thought he was being idiosyncratic like this was your kooky, eccentric uncle'.