Uma Thurman shares harrowing footage of 'Kill Bill' car crash she blames Harvey Weinstein for
Last week, Uma Thurman accused Quentin Tarantino of "trying to kill her" after she sustained serious injuries while filming Kill Bill in 2003. The 47-year-old actress says she asked for a stunt person to drive the blue convertible, which she eventually crashed into a tree, but was told by Tarantino that she had to do it herself.
Now, however, Thurman has posted footage of the crash to Instagram, and says that Harvey Weinstein is the one who should be held accountable.
The brief clip, which shows Thurman losing control of the car and crashing at high-speed, was posted alongside a caption that said, "the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality".
In her original interview with the New York Times this weekend, Thurman gave details of the aftermath of the crash, saying:
"The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me. I felt this searing pain and thought, 'Oh my God, I’m never going to walk again'.
"When I came back from the hospital in a neck brace with my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head and a concussion, I wanted to see the car and I was very upset. Quentin and I had an enormous fight, and I accused him of trying to kill me. And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn’t feel he had tried to kill me."
But now, the actress says that "Quentin Tarantino was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event", but that "THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE." She then goes on to list "Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein" as the three people who should be reprimanded.
Taranto himself has also offered a statement on what happened. In an interview with Deadline, the Pulp Fiction director said:
"None of us ever considered it a stunt. It was just driving. None of us looked at it as a stunt. Maybe we should have, but we didn’t. I’m sure when it was brought up to me, that I rolled my eyes and was irritated. But I’m sure I wasn’t in a rage and I wasn’t livid. I didn’t go barging into Uma’s trailer, screaming at her to get into the car."
However, he did concede that he was partly responsible for the incident.
"She blamed me for the crash and she had a right to blame me for the crash," he said. "I didn’t mean to do it. I talked her into getting in the car, I assured her the road was safe. And it wasn’t. The car might even have been dubious too even if I didn’t know that then."
In the same interview about the crash, Thurman also disclosed details about the time she was assaulted by Weinstein - something she had only indirectly alluded to up until this point.
"He pushed me down," she said. "He tried to shove himself on me. He tried to expose himself. He did all kinds of unpleasant things."
Weinstein denies any allegations of assault against the Kill Bill star, and says the only thing that happened between the pair was an "awkward pass 25 years ago".
Thurman's account is just one of more than 90 allegations that have now been leveled against the disgraced producer, but he continues to maintain his innocence.