Uma Thurman Posts Shocking Kill Bill Car Crash Video
Uma Thurman has taken to Instagram to upload a video of a horrific car crash that occured on the set of Kill Bill in 2002.
She was driving a car for a scene when she's seen struggling to keep control of the vehicle and crashes into a tree.
Thurman is seen being flung around the car before her limp body is dragged from the car by members of the crew.
She posted the video to Instagram to bring light to what she calls a 'cover up' and then writes that while she wants to show that 'the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality, she 'does not believe though with malicious intent.'
The actress then goes on to excuse director Quentin Tarantino for some of the blame in the crash while indicting Harvey Weinstein and her agents at CAA.
'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,' writes Thurman
'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.'
She then adds: 'THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE.'
Thurman then starts naming names.
'For this I hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible,' says Thurman.
'They lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress.'
She goes on to note: 'The cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity.'
Thurman revealed the incident in an article with The New York Times on Saturday and provided video footage of it which she says Tarantino has been withholding from her for 15 years but finally gave her recently.
Thurman says she thought she was paralysed by the stunt and that she had begged Tarantino not to make her perform it.
His refusal to listen to her and his alleged coldness to her afterwards felt like 'dehumanisation to the point of death'.
She said it was indicative of the mistreatment she received by Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein, who she claimed for the first time on Saturday tried to force himself on her, during their iconic working relationship.
'He [Tarantino] was furious because I’d cost them a lot of time. But I was scared. He said: "I promise you the car is fine. It’s a straight piece of road."
"Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won’t blow the right way and I’ll make you do it again."
'But that was a deathbox that I was in. The seat wasn’t screwed down properly. It was a sand road and it was not a straight road,' she said.
Thurman's husband at the time, Ethan Hawke, corroborated her story and said he confronted Tarantino about it when she was released from hospital.
Source: Daily Mail