Film manufacturer Lawrence Bender has actually revealed deep remorse over the auto accident that Uma Thurman experienced on the set of Kill Bill, while likewise rejecting the starlet’ accusation that he took part in a cover-up of the occurrence.
” I deeply are sorry for that Uma suffered the discomfort she has, both physically and mentally, for all these years from the mishap that happened on the set of Kill Bill,” Bender stated Wednesday in a declaration offered to EW. “The safety of the professionals who work on the movies I produce is vital to me and I never want to let anyone down.”
The declaration continued, “I never hid anything from Uma or anyone else nor did I participate in any cover up of any kind — and I never would. I was informed of Uma’s feelings in regard to this incident a few months ago and have done my best over this time to get as much verifiable information from all of the relevant sources that I could and shared it with Quentin [Tarantino]. I wanted to make sure she had all of the answers she had been seeking.”
News of the crash was initially revealed Saturday, in a New York Times story detailing Thurman’s accusations of sexual attack versus Harvey Weinstein, an executive manufacturer on Kill Bill and long time partner of Tarantino, the movie’s director. (Weinstein, who has actually been implicated of sexual misbehavior by lots of ladies, has actually rejected all accusations of non-consensual sex, along with claims that he struck back versus ladies who rebuffed him.)
Thurman informed the Times she had actually not been comfy carrying out the driving shot that resulted in the crash, which she entered a years-long battle with Tarantino later since she was not allowed to see the video footage. Tarantino just recently offered her with the video footage, and Thurman stated in an Instagram post Monday that she does not hold him accountable for the handling of the mishap. (Tarantino shared his side of the story with Deadline Hollywood on Monday night.)
In her Instagram post, Thurman implicated Weinstein, Bender, and fellow Kill Bill manufacturer E. Bennett Walsh of covering the crash. Weinstein rejected the accusations; Walsh has not openly resolved them. (EW has actually connected to agents for Walsh for remark.)
Bender’s declaration Wednesday concluded, “I have great respect for Uma Thurman, both as an artist and a person, and only wish her well.”Related youtube video: (not from post)