- Uma Thurman posted the footage of her crash on the set of “Kill Bill” to Instagram on Monday.
- She wanted a stunt driver to do the scene, but director Quentin Tarantino insisted Thurman do it, she told The New York Times.
- Thurman blamed the producers of the movie for what occurred.
On Monday, Uma Thurman posted to Instagram footage from the “Kill Bill” movie set showing her crashing into a tree while shooting a scene.
A longer version of the footage was included in a New York Times story over the weekend, in which Thurman opened up for the first time about sexual misconduct she allegedly endured from Harvey Weinstein, and the on-set crash she said left her with a concussion and injuries to her knees.
Thurman told the Times that she had wanted a stunt driver to do the scene, but director Quentin Tarantino insisted his star do it.
Thurman wrote in the caption of her Instagram post that “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.”
But she didn’t forgive everyone.
“The cover up after the fact is unforgivable,” Thurman wrote. “For this I hold Lawrence Bender, [“Kill Bill” executive producer] E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible.”
Numerous producers who spoke to Business Insider after the Times story came out also put the blame on Bender, and said it was the producer who should have made the director understand that his vision might be harmful to the cast and crew.
“On my sets, the assistant director knows that the camera can’t roll on a stunt unless a producer is on set, and had I known Uma was not comfortable doing the stunt herself, I would have stepped in and said ‘no means no,’ and the stunt double would have been used,” producer Rebecca Green (“It Follows”) told Business Insider. “Either Lawrence Bender wasn’t there, he didn’t care how Uma felt, or he was too worried about pissing off Tarantino.”
Tarantino, Bender, Walsh, and Weinstein were not immediately available for comment.
Watch the footage Thurman posted to Instagram below:
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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