Lucy Liu dons eye-catching gold pleated frock as she enjoys a night out in New York City’s Chinatown

Lucy Liu showed off her flair for fashion as she enjoyed a night out in New York City’s Chinatown on Thursday.

The actress, 52, donned an eye-catching gold pleated frock and black heeled ankle boots as she arrived at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant with a pal.

It comes just weeks after Drew Barrymore supported Liu’s claims that Bill Murray ‘hurl[ed] insults’ at her while the trio were filming the 2000 film, Charlie’s Angels.

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A dazzling arrival: Lucy Liu, 52, donned an eye-catching gold pleated frock as she enjoyed a night out in New York City’s Chinatown on Thursday (pictured) 

Lucy accessorised the statement sleeveless frock with a black box clutch and a blue floral face mask.

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She slicked her black tresses into an elegant chignon, and opted for glamorous makeup including defined brows, a subtle smoky eye and lashings of mascara.

The sighting comes after Lucy’s Charlie’s Angels co-star Drew, 46, backed up her claims that Bill Murray, 71, ‘hurl[ed] insults at her, prompting a tense discussion on the set of the 2000 film. 

Details: The Charlie’s Angels actress teamed the sleeveless statement frock with black heeled ankle boots and a blue floral face mask 

Beauty: Lucy slicked her black tresses into an elegant chignon, and opted for glamorous makeup including defined brows, a subtle smoky eye and lashings of mascara 

On an episode of The Drew Barrymore Show earlier this month, Drew remembered Bill being in a ‘bad mood’ before he and Lucy got into a dispute.

Lucy addressed the incident on Los Angeles Times’ Asian Enough podcast in August, after a production assistant spoke about the fight on Twitter in July, saying ‘there were tears but no violence.’

Drew said on her talk show: ‘Okay, so what really happened was Bill was just in a… you know comedians can be a little dark sometimes… and he just came in in a bad mood and what you have to know is how much Lucy stood up for herself and that was the great thing that came out of an unfortunate circumstance.’

Supportive: It comes just weeks after Drew Barrymore (pictured), 46, supported Liu’s claims that Bill Murray, 71, ‘hurl[ed] insults’ at her while the trio were filming the 2000 film, Charlie’s Angels

What happened: Drew claimed that Bill ‘just came in in a bad mood and what you have to know is how much Lucy stood up for herself.’ Pictured from L to R: Drew, Bill, Lucy and Cameron Diaz

‘She literally said, “I do not accept that kind of behaviour from you.” And we all supported her and backed her up and we moved forward.’

When accounts of the incident resurfaced, Drew was quick to reach out to Lucy and share a video she made backing up her story.

She explained: ‘I got to say, Lucy is out there right now, talking about her instance with Bill Murray, and I did this whole video and sent it to her to back her up and she was like, “Nah, I don’t need it.” 

In support: ‘She literally said, “I do not accept that kind of behaviour from you.” And we all supported her and backed her up and we moved forward’

In August, Lucy discussed the long-rumoured blow-up with the Los Angeles Times’ Asian Enough podcast.

Lucy was still relatively unknown to the masses when she was cast alongside Drew and Cameron Diaz in Charlie’s Angels.

She said that the incident really started when the main cast members re-worked a scene when Bill wasn’t there, that made the scene, ‘more fluid.’

Lucy said she wished she had more to do with that scene, but she was, ‘the last one cast and I probably had the least amount of privilege in terms of creatively participating at that time.’

Her side: Lucy addressed the incident on the Los Angeles Times ‘ Asian Enough podcast in August, after a production assistant spoke about the fight on Twitter in July, saying ‘there were tears but no violence’ 

The actress said that when they filmed the scene, Bill started to, ‘sort of hurl insults,’ though she wouldn’t go into specifics about what he said.

She added that the comments continued and she realised that they were solely directed at her.

‘I couldn’t believe that (the comments) could be towards me, because what do I have to do with anything majorly important at that time? 

‘I literally do the look around my shoulder thing, like, who is he talking to behind me? I say, “I’m so sorry. Are you talking to me?” And clearly he was, because then it started to become a one-on-one communication,’ she said.

Insult: The actress said that when they filmed the scene, Bill started to, ‘sort of hurl insults,’ though she wouldn’t go into specifics about what he said

‘Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it. So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don’t regret it,’ she said. 

‘Because no matter how low on the totem pole you may be or wherever you came from, there’s no need to condescend or to put other people down. And I would not stand down, and nor should I have,’ she added.

Lucy said that she has been approached by crew members several years later who said they were grateful she stood up to Bill.

‘I have nothing against Bill Murray at all. I’ve seen him since then at a SNL reunion, and he came up to me and was perfectly nice. But I’m not going to sit there and be attacked,’ she said.

Lucy added that when it came out in the press, she thought it was, ‘incredible’ that she was branded as the ‘difficult one.’  

No regrets: ‘Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it. So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don’t regret it,’ Lucy said

‘So even though it’s been decades, it’s something that obviously I remember very intimately and have not forgotten,’ she said. 

Bill addressed the spat in a 2009 interview with Entertainment Weekly, though he saw it completely differently.

‘Look, I will dismiss you completely if you are unprofessional and working with me…When our relationship is professional, and you’re not getting that done, forget it,’ he said.

He also said in the same interview that Charlie’s Angels director McG made up a story that he head-butted him on set, stating, ‘That’s bulls**t! That’s complete crap! 

‘I don’t know why he made that story up. He has a very active imagination…No! He deserves to die! He should be pierced with a lance, not head-butted.’

Perfectly nice: ‘I have nothing against Bill Murray at all. I’ve seen him since then at a SNL reunion, and he came up to me and was perfectly nice. But I’m not going to sit there and be attacked,’ she said

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