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Uma Thurman steps into the spotlight after issuing statement on custody battle

October 17, 2014
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Uma Thurman might be experiencing some personal upset at the moment – but she still managed to look effortlessly cool as she attended a gala in New York on Thursday. The 44-year-old actress chose a chic ensemble for her appearance at the WINGS WorldQuest Women of Discovery Awards gala on Thursday, and looked happy and relaxed as she posed for the cameras.

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Uma Thurman has made her first appearance since news of the custody battle broke

The New York outing came a few days after it was revealed Uma is facing a custody battle with her ex-fiancé Arpad Busson. On Wednesday it emerged that Arpad, 51, had filed an emergency court order in Manhattan Supreme Court requesting custody of the couple’s two-year-old daughter Luna. Uma subsequently issued a statement, saying she hoped the matter would be settled amicably and fairly.

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Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson called off their engagement in April

“It is unfortunate that this very private discussion regarding Mr Busson’s visitation rights and his participation in decision making has been made public,” a spokesperson for the star said.“However, we are optimistic that a fair agreement for both sides will be reached out of court.” Uma and Arpad started dating in 2007 and welcomed their daughter Luna in July 2012. They called off their engagement in April of this year.

The Kill Bill actress has two other children from her marriage to Ethan Hawke; Maya, 16, and 12-year-old Levon. Arpad, meanwhile, has two sons – Flynn, 16, and 11-year-old Aurelius – from his previous relationship with Elle Macpherson.

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