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Uma Thurman feels "violated" after an Italian entrepreneur took advantage of a charity ki...

Uma Thurman 'violated' by forced charity kiss

By 18:48:00

Uma Thurman feels "violated" after an Italian entrepreneur took advantage of a charity kiss and forced a full-on make out session during a Cannes Film Festival event.

The Kill Bill actress offered up a lip-lock to help raise funds at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala, which she helped to host on Thursday night (19May16), and the winning bid of $196,000 (£135,000) was placed by businessman Lapo Elkann.

However, instead of enjoying a simple kiss on the lips, Elkann was photographed grabbing Thurman's face and going in for an aggressive smooch, leaving the actress a little taken aback.

She appeared to go along with the stunt and managed to maintain her composure, even smiling for the cameras after the uncomfortable incident, but now her publicist, Leslie Sloane, has made it clear Thurman did not agree to such an inappropriate display.

"It is opportunism at its worst. She wasn't complicit in it," Sloane wrote in a statement issued to People.com. "Somewhere in his head he must have thought it an appropriate way of behaving. It clearly wasn't."

"She is very unhappy that this happened to her and feels violated."

She added to DailyMail.co.uk, "It looks like she was happy to have it happen, but it was not consensual."

Thurman, a mother of three, is reportedly dating hotelier Andre Balazs once more, after splitting in 2007 following three years together. They reunited for a vacation in St. Bart's last year (15), and appeared to be firmly back on as they attended the Met Gala in New York City on 2 May (16).

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