Cape Town – On Monday, Uma Thurman released the footage of the car crash that occurred on the set of Kill Bill in 2002.
The actress first spoke about the accident in a New York Times piece published over the weekend. (Read more here)
In the clip Thurman is seen speeding down an unpaved road before crashing into a tree. Thurman is jolted sickeningly and left dazed for several moments until crew members carry her away.
Watch it here:
Alongside the clip she wrote, “I post this clip to memorialise its full exposure in the nyt (sic) by Maureen Dowd. The circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. I do not believe though with malicious intent.”
She continues: “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.”
Thurman then goes on to indict Harvey Weinstein and her agent.
“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.”
In an exclusive interview with Deadline Quentin Tarantino said that it was the biggest regret of his life putting her in that car to do the stunt.
“It was heartbreaking. Beyond one of the biggest regrets of my career, it is one of the biggest regrets of my life. For a myriad of reasons.”