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Uma Thurman Accuses Italian Businessman Of ‘Opportunism’ After Surprise Cannes Film Festival Kiss Left Her Feeling ‘Violated’

'In his head he must have thought it an appropriate way of behaving. It clearly wasn't.'

21/05/2016 07:30

Uma Thurman says she feels ‘violated’ after an Italian businessman kissed her during an event at the Cannes Film Festival.

The ‘Kill Bill’ star was caught on camera locking lips with entrepreneur Lapo Elkann at the amfAR auction held during the bash in the South of France on Thursday.

But the 46-year-old actress, who was hosting the annual charity event, has since blasted the former CEO of Fiat cars, accusing him of ‘opportunism’, adding that she wasn’t ‘complicit’ in the surprise kiss.

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Lapo Elkann and Uma Thurman
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The 38-year-old businessman kissed the actress after bidding $196,000 to win a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show experience.

He also donated his Ferrari 458 Camouflage in order to raise money for AIDS research.

Other stars who attended the gala included Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Dame Helen Mirren, Kirsten Dunst, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn, Adriana Lima and Heidi Klum.

Leonardo DiCaprio also gave a speech and auctioned off a week-long stay for 12 people at his Palm Springs home for $500.000.

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