Uma Thurman Calls "Cover-Up" by Harvey Weinstein, Others After 'Kill Bill' Crash "Unforgivable"

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After revealing in this weekend's New York Times that she and director Quentin Tarantino fought for years over the footage, the actress shared the disturbing video on her Instagram account Monday to "memorialize its full exposure."

Uma Thurman shared disturbing footage of a violent car crash that occurred on the set of her 2003 film Kill Bill, the existence of which she first revealed in a New York Times story this weekend, where she also accused the film’s producer, Harvey Weinstein, of sexual assault.

The actress shared the video on her Instagram account Monday, writing, “I post this clip to memorialize its’ full exposure…The circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. I do not believe though with malicious intent.”

Though Thurman said she and Kill Bill director Tarantino fought for years over the footage, which he originally refused to give her, the actress wrote that the director is “deeply regretful” and “remorseful.”

“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.”

Thurman praised the director for “doing the right thing" by granting her ownership of the video and placed blame on Weinstein for the incident. “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. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. For this I hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible.”

The actress continued: “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.”

By sharing the video, Thurman hopes that future clients will be treated “more respectfully.” “I hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency,” the actress wrote.

According to Thurman, her lawyer sent a letter to Miramax, the company Weinstein co-founded that produced and distributed the 2003 film, two weeks after the accident, detailing what happened from Thurman's point of view and reserving her the right to sue. Thurman said that Miramax only offered to show her the footage if she signed a document “releasing them of any consequences of my future pain and suffering," which she refused to do. Thurman also alleged that Weinstein sexually assaulted her some time after the release of the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.

 

i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. 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. 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. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.

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