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Uma Thurman Posts Video of ‘Kill Bill’ Car Crash That Almost Killed Her, Says She Doesn’t Blame Quentin Tarantino — Watch

She isn't as forgiving toward Harvey Weinstein.

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Uma Thurman has posted video footage of the “Kill Bill” on-set accident that left her with severe injuries. In her Instagram post, the Oscar nominee says that “the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality” but stops short of attributing “malicious intent” to director Quentin Tarantino.

Thurman also writes that the filmmaker, who has received heated criticism for his involvement in the incident, “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,” she adds. Thurman isn’t so forgiving of the others involved in the “cover up” that followed, however: She says she holds Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and Harvey Weinstein “solely responsible” for the years of secrecy surrounding the accident (which wasn’t public knowledge).

“They lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress,” Thurman continues. “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.”

Here’s her post:

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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Updated: Weinstein released the following statement denying that he engaged in any sort of cover-up:

“Harvey has tremendous affection for Uma Thurman nevertheless he denies these allegations. He did not give instructions to destroy the vehicle or orchestrate a cover-up and this is the first time he has learned that Ms. Thurman had any issues regarding the handling of her accident. In fact, she continued working with Mr. Weinstein on three more films, including ‘The War with Grandpa’ which was scheduled to be released this year. Ms. Thurman has reported in the past that that Mr. Weinstein personally came on set during the filming of the scene where she was being buried alive, concerned with her well-being, he demanded that they reconfigure the shot to her approval so that she felt more comfortable.We understand that members of the production team have stated to individuals in the media that Mr. Weinstein had nothing to do with the aftermath of the crash.  Mr. Weinstein wishes Ms. Thurman would have spoken to him at the time to express her concerns and would like for her to provide any additional details so that he can assist in closing and repairing this chapter of her life. Once again, he is remorseful and regrets making a pass at her in England.”

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