Uma Thurman posted the dramatic footage of the car accident she suffered while filming the 2003 movie “Kill Bill, ” which she says set a strain on her relationship with director Quentin Tarantino. While the star believes the director has induced things right, she called out three people she still holds responsible, including now-disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Thurman first discussed the car accident in a uncover New York Times article in which she detailed her experience with Weinstein and attained asserts he sexually assaulted her. In the article, she revealed that the crash, which can be seen below, was the outcomes of utter negligence on the define and a disregard for her security. She even detailed how Tarantino persuaded her to do the stunt despite her misgivings.
“The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me, ” she said of the moments after her auto skid out of control and slammed into a palm tree. “I felt this searing pain and thought,’ Oh my God, I’m never going to walk again.’”
The star says that the incident left her with permanent neck and knee damage.
Thurman said that she and Tarantino fought for years over the footage, which he initially refused to give her. However, he eventually relented and the star noted in her latest post that he seems to regret his role in the calamity.
“Quentin Tarantino, was profoundly regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage year later so I could expose it and let it see the light of day, ” she wrote in her caption. “Regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible.”
Tarantino answered late Monday in an interview with Deadline . “She wanted clarity on what happened in that auto accident, after all these years. She asked, could I get her the footage? I had to find it, 15 years later. We had to go through storage facilities, pulling out boxes, ” he said.
The director continued, “I came in there all happy telling her she could totally do it, it was a straight line, you will have no problem. Uma’s response was…’Okay.’ Because she believed me. Because she trusted me. I told her it would be okay. I told her the road was a straight line. I told her it would be safe. And it wasn’t. I was wrong.”
Thurman explained she was “proud” of the director for doing the right thing and releasing the footage with full knowledge that it might hurt him. She did not, however, let producers Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh and Weinstein off the hook. Thurman named all three exclusively responsible. Additionally, she alleges that they engaged in a cover up designed to suppress the incident from ever getting out.
“They lied, destroyed proof, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress, ” she wrote. “The cover up did have malicious intent, and disgrace on these three for all eternity.”
Thurman said her lawyer sent Weinstein’s company, Miramax, a letter summing up the event and reserving the right to sue. The company offered to show her the footage on the condition she signed official documents releasing them of any consequences for any future pain and suffering.
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