Diane Kruger Defends Her Experience With Quentin Tarantino Amid Uma Thurman Controversy

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Diane Kruger is speaking out about her experience working with Quentin Tarantino.

The Inglourious Basterds star took to Instagram on Tuesday to defend the director amid recent stories that have come out following Uma Thurman's New York Times interview, where in addition to making sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, she also called out the unsafe conditions during production of Kill Bill, which resulted in her suffering an on-set injury.

"In light of the recent allegations made by Uma Thurman against Harvey Weinstein and her terrifying work experience on Kill Bill, my name has been mentioned in numerous articles in regards to the choking scene in Inglourious Basterds," Kruger wrote. "This is an important moment in time and my heart goes out to Uma and anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault and abuse. I stand with you."

"For the record, however, I would like to say that my work experience with Quentin Tarantino was pure joy," the 41-year-old actress continued. "He treated me with utter respect and never abused his power or forced me to do anything I wasn’t comfortable with. With love, D xoxo."

Following the publication of Thurman's Times piece, Tarantino told Deadlineon Monday that the Kill Bill car crash scene involving Thurman was "the biggest regret of my life."

"I thought, a straight road is a straight road and I didn’t think I needed to run the road again to make sure there wasn’t any difference, going in the opposite direction. Again, that is one of the biggest regrets of my life," Tarantino, 54, said. "As a director, you learn things and sometimes you learn them through horrendous mistakes. That was one of my most horrendous mistakes, that I didn’t take the time to run the road, one more time, just to see what I would see."

During the Times interview, Thurman also said it took her 15 years to get footage of the crash. She posted the footage to Instagram on Monday, commending Tarantino for "doing the right thing" by getting it to her.

"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 wrote. "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."

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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Watch the video below for more from Thurman's Times interview.

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