​Uma Thurman Blames Weinstein For 'Kill Bill' Crash Cover-Up

After breaking her silence about being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, it seems there's a lot more Uma Thurman has to say about the disgraced mogul - having now also accused him of covering up a nasty car crash she suffered while filming Kill BIll.


The video was posted to her Instagram profile, where she explained that Quentin Tarantino had given her the footage so that she could expose it herself.

In a recent interview she told the New York Times that she had expressed her concern to director Tarantino, having been warned the car was faulty, but he had told her: "I promise you the car is fine. It's a straight piece of road.

"Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won't blow the right way and I'll make you do it again."

She added: "But that was a deathbox that I was in. The seat wasn't screwed down properly. It was a sand road and it was not a straight road."

In the clip of the crash above, you can see her struggling to gain control of the convertible car before crashing it into a palm tree, hitting her head before slumping back into the seat. Crew then rush over as she helplessly panting, looking visibly shaken

"I post this clip to memorialize it's full exposure in the NYT by Maureen Dowd," she wrote in the Instagram post.

"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.

Credit: Uma Thurman/Instagram
Credit: Uma Thurman/Instagram

"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."

While proud of Tarantino, she continues to place blame with the 'notorious' Weinstein and producers Lawrence Bender and E. Bennett Walsh.

She added: "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 [Creative Artists Agency] 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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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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