Uma Thurman releases crash footage from ‘Kill Bill’
Fox411: Uma Thurman posted images of the car accident that she suffered during the filming of “Kill Bill,” in an attempt to the abuse she claims to have endured by the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.
“Kill Bill” producer Lawrence Bender denied Uma Thurman’s claim that he covered up a car accident on the movie set, but apologized to the actress and said that he regretted the pain that she suffered after the incident.
Bender told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement Wednesday that it “regrets” the pain that Thurman suffered from the crash. Thurman detailed of the incident to the New York Times, she says that she was forced to the car stunt on the “Kill Bill” in spite of her reservations.
“I deeply regret that Uma suffered the pain that she has, both physically and emotionally, for all of those years of the accident on the set of ‘Kill Bill,’ ” Bender said in a statement. “The safety of the professionals who work there about the movies that I make is of vital importance for me and I never want to do someone down.”
Lawrence Bender regret expressed about the Uma Thurman “Kill Bill” a car accident, but denied trying to hide the incident.
Thursday released the video of the Mexico a car accident on Monday and named three people who were to blame, including Bender. She said: “THE COVER-UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE.”
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The producer responded to the accusation and insisted he is not trying to bury the incident.
“I have never hidden anything from Uma or anyone else, nor do I participate in a cover-up of any kind — and I would never,” Bender said.
“I was at the height of the Uma’s feelings with regard to this incident a few months ago and have done my best over this time to get as much verifiable information from all relevant sources that I could and shared it with Quentin [Tarantino]. I wanted to make sure she had all the answers she had been seeking,” he added.
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Bender closed to say that he has “great respect” for Thurman.
Uma Thurman said she suffered neck and knee injuries after the car accident in Mexico on the “Kill Bill” set.
Thursday called at the time the car hit the palm tree: “The steering was on my belly and my legs were jammed under me. I found this to be an excruciating pain and thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m never going to walk again.'”
Thurman said she suffered permanent neck and knee damage.
Tarantino also expressed regret about the incident, but pushed back on the actress claims that he had forced her to do the stunt.
“I’m sure that I am not in a rage, and I was not angry. I didn’t go breaking into Uma’s trailer, yelling at her to get in the car,” Tarantino told Deadline earlier this week. “I can imagine, perhaps, rolling my eyes and thinking, we have all this money, take this stick shift Karmann Ghia and the change of the transfer, only for this shot.”
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