But that's not near as bad as what happens to Thandie Newton, who is sexually assaulted by Matt Dillon's racist cop in front of her husband. Not only does Newton bafflingly end up apologizing to her husband (who honestly needs to apologize to her for being Terrence Howard), but she also gets yelled at by the same cop the very next day when she has an insane car crash and is stuck in the flaming wreckage. Newton understandably freaks out when she realizes it's Dillon and doesn't want him touching her. He yells that he's not going to hurt her and drags her out, whereupon she cries in his arms and he is redeemed. And that's where their story ends; he's learned that we're not so different after all, and she's learned that her trauma doesn't matter to anyone. Dillon was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for this.