Kill Bill producer Lawrence Bender says he regrets Uma Thurman's stunt car crash, denies cover-up claims


Feb,08 2018 19:53:43 IST

Los Angeles: Lawrence Bender, the producer of the Kill Bill, has expressed regret over the car crash incident on the sets of the film involving actor Uma Thurman.

Bender's comments come a day after Thurman blasted him, along with disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and E Bennett Walsh, for allegedly covering up the incident.

Director Quentin Tarantino (2ndR), actress Uma Thurman (C), actor John Travolta (2ndL) and wife Kelly Preston (L), and producer Lawrence Bender (R) pose on the red carpet they arrive for the screening of the film "Sils Maria" (Clouds of Sils Maria) in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 23, 2014. The film "Pulp Fiction" will be presented on Friday during a beach front cinema screening for its 20th anniversary. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - LR2EA5N1CSWJ8

Uma Thurman (L), Quentin Tarantino and producer Lawrence Bender (R) pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of Clouds of Sils Maria at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Reuters

"I deeply regret that Uma suffered the pain she has, both physically and emotionally, for all of these years from the accident that occurred on the set of Kill Bill," Bender said Wednesday in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly.

"The safety of the professionals who work on the movies I produce is vital to me and I never want to let anyone down," he added.

Bender also claimed that did not attempted to cover up the accident.

"I never hid anything from Uma or anyone else nor did I participate in any cover up of any kind and I never would," he said.

Thurman had recently released the dramatic on-set video showing her driving a convertible and careening into a tree.

The actor had clarified that director Quentin Tarantino had nothing to do with the alleged cover up.

"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," she wrote on her Instagram page.

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018 19:53 PM