Uma Thurman clarifies that she doesn't blame Quentin Tarantino for alleged cover up of Kill Bill crash video

PTI

Feb,06 2018 18:12 00 IST

Los Angeles: Uma Thurman has clarified that Quentin Tarantino had nothing to do with the alleged cover up of Kill Bill crash video.

Tarantino faced a lot of criticism following Thurman's revelations about Harvey Weinstein in the New York Times piece which implied that the director had a role in covering up the incident.

But Thurman took to her Instagram to say that she did not blame Tarantino for the handling of a violent car crash she experienced on the set of Kill Bill.

Director Quentin Tarantino (L) and actress Uma Thurman pose on the red carpet as they arrive at the closing ceremony of the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - LR2EA5O1LE0I1

Director Quentin Tarantino (L) and actress Uma Thurman pose on the red carpet as they arrive at the closing ceremony of the 67th Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Reuters

She blasted Weinstein, Lawrence Bender, and E Bennett Walsh for allegedly covering up the incident.

The video was first made public in a New York Times story where the actor said she had not been comfortable performing the driving stunt and got into a years-long fight with Tarantino after the crash as she was not allowed to view the footage.

Thurman shared the video again on her Instagram post and in a lengthy caption said, "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."

The actor said Tarantino handed over the footage "with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and I am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage."

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.

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She said, "...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."

Thurman also criticised her former agency, CAA, for not sending anyone to Kill Bill set in Mexico, writing, "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."

A spokesperson for Weinstein denied Thurman's allegations in a statement to EW, saying Weinstein "did not give instructions to destroy the vehicle or orchestrate a cover-up and this is the first time he has learned that Ms Thurman had any issues regarding the handling of her accident."

Tarantino, in an interview with Deadline, has clarified his role in the crash, calling it the biggest regret of his life and something that affected his friendship with Thurman for years.

Published Date: Feb 06, 2018 18:12 PM | Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 18:13 PM