MANHATTAN — Uma Thurman was named as the actress identified in a criminal complaint as having been bilked by financial adviser to the stars Kenneth Starr.
The Daily Beast quoted sources close to Thurman who confirmed that the actress was "Client No. 2," an actress who prosecutors said stormed into Starr's office demanding to know why $1 million had been transferred out of her accounts.
Client No. 2 had retained Starr as a financial adviser from the late 1990s to about 2002, according ot the complaint. The actress told prosecutors that Starr had sent her statements throughout the years that made it hard to follow what was going on with her finances.
When the actress showed a friend the statements, he noticed that her assets had dropped significantly, according to the complaint, and advised her to tell Starr to put her money in safe investments.
Then, at the beginning of 2010, the actress received a call from a bank asking whether she knew why $1 million had been wired to an associate of Starrs, identified in the complaint only as a "partner at a prominent national law firm," or "Associate 4."
After being confronted, the unidentified associate said he would return the money straight away, according to the complaint. Prosecutors allege that the $1 million that did go to the actress, however, came from another one of Starr's victims, "a former head of a talent agency."
The Daily Beast identified that victim as Jim Wiatt, the former head of William Morris.