Uma Thurman Shares KILL BILL Car Crash Footage and Says Quentin Tarantino Was "Deeply Regretful"
As you may have heard, Uma Thurman recently shared her terrible experience involving Harvey Weinstein and also talked about an experience she had during the production of Kill Bill. In her initial statement, she said that director Quentin Tarantino didn't do enough to protect her from an accident that occurred. She explained that she was forced to drive a car that was deemed unsafe on a sandy and twisty road for one of the scenes and she ended up crashing into a tree.
That footage found it's way online and Uma Thurman recently shared it on Instagram with a note explaining the situation and it says that director Quentin Tarantino was "deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event."
Thurman explained that Tarantino is the one who gave her the footage so that she could eventually expose it when it came time. She went on to say that he did this with "full knowledge it could cause him personal harm", and added that she is “proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage."
But, there was a cover-up of the accident that she says is "unforgivable" and the people that she holds responsible include Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and Harvey Weinstein. She says that, "They lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress."
Below you will find her full statement along with the full video showing how the accident went down. If you want to read what Quentin Tarantino had to say about the whole thing, you can read an interview he did with Deadline here. One thing he said was that it was "one of the biggest regrets of my life. As a director, you learn things and sometimes you learn them through horrendous mistakes. That was one of my most horrendous mistakes, that I didn’t take the time to run the road, one more time, just to see what I would see."
i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.