Jessica Chastain, Judd Apatow and More Call Out Tarantino Following Uma Thurman Claims

The stars are supporting Thurman following a New York Times piece that not only alleges Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her but also claims her 'Kill Bill' director Quentin Tarantino forced her to do a car stunt that resulted in injury.

Stars such as Jessica Chastain, Judd Apatow, Asia Argento and more are speaking out in support of Uma Thurman following a New York Times article published Saturday that not only alleges Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her but also claims her Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino forced her to do a car stunt that resulted in injury.

In the Times piece, the actress says the accident occurred near the end of production on the film and happened after she had told Tarantino that Weinstein, who produced Kill Bill as well as their 1994 film Pulp Fiction, had assaulted her in London. Thurman says she did not feel comfortable operating the car and asked for a stuntperson to do the scene, but Tarantino insisted she drive the car, which resulted in a crash that she claims gave her a concussion and damaged knees. Thurman released footage of the on-set incident Saturday.

The actress also claims that Tarantino spat in her face and strangled her with a chain for other scenes in the movie, something that Chastain specifically called out. "I keep imagining Tarantino spitting in Uma's face and strangling her with a chain for KILL BILL. How many images of women in media do we celebrate that showcase abuse? When did this become normalized 'entertainment'?" she tweeted.

Apatow also tweeted that Tarantino ignored Kill Bill: Volume 2 actress Daryl Hannah's allegations of harassment at the hands of Weinstein. "They kicked [Hannah] off the press tour. Nobody helped her. And now Tarantino is going to make a movie about Polanski. Why is someone financing this? This is why Weinstein wasn't stopped," he wrote, in reference to Tarantino's forthcoming Charles Manson-based film. (Manson's cult of followers, at his request, murdered actress Sharon Tate, who was married to Roman Polanski at the time.)

Asia Argento, who was one of the first women to publicly speak out against Weinstein, didn't pull any punches in her remarks, tweeting: "Weinstein and Tarantino, what a pair! A serial rapist and a near murderer. It's no fucking joke what these abhorrent criminals did to Uma Thurman, before and after #KillBill. They put her life, her dignity, her sanity in danger. Burn in hell you sick fucks."

On Monday, Thurman took to her social media to again share the Kill Bill crash video and lash out specifically at the producers and Weinstein over what happened. As for Tarantino, she wrote in the post, "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." She added, "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."

See some of the reactions below.

Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m. Updated with Thurman Instagram post.

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