The director also backed up Thurman's claims that he spit on and choked her himself on camera, although believes Downs insertion of those particular incidents into the feature infer they were were not consensual, when in fact Thurman was comfortable with Tarantino's involvement.
Tarantino: Look, she was down with it.
"They lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress", Thurman wrote. In a current meeting with Deadline, Tarantino said he knew the Times story was coming and was reached by both Thurman and Maureen Dowd, the creator of the Times piece."I knew that the piece was happening".
Tarantino, 54, responded to the allegations on Tuesday, calling his decision to get her to perform the stunt, "the biggest regret of my life".
Tarantino, speaking with Deadline, also elaborated further on the on-set Kill Bill vehicle crash involving Thurman. None of us ever considered it a stunt.
"He didn't rape a 13-year-old", Tarantino told Stern. "But I'm sure I wasn't in a rage and I wasn't livid". He also denied "barging into Uma's trailer, screaming at her to get into the auto".
"That was an issue of me asking the actress, can we do this to get a realistic effect", he said.More news: PlayStation 4 firmware 5.50 beta released: Here's what's inside
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But Thurman also drew Tarantino into a conversation about the dangers of a male-dominated film industry by describing the "gruesome episode" filming "Kill Bill's" climatic scene.
Quentin Tarantino and actress Uma Thurman arrive to the premiere of "Kill Bill II" at the Palais des Festivals during the 57th Annual International Cannes Film Festival May 16, 2004 in Cannes, France. In a new interview with Deadline, Tarantino says that Uma Thurman made it clear to him that Weinstein had harassed her, harassment which she detailed in a recent expose in the New York Times, and he says that he "made" Weinstein apologize. But Tarantino hadn't tested the drive the other way.
"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", he said. It was heartbreaking. Beyond one of the biggest regrets of my career, it is one of the biggest regrets of my life.
One was Jessica Chastain, who wrote on Twitter, "I keep imagining Tarantino spitting in Uma's face and strangling her with a chain for KILL BILL".
She said he "immediately apologised", adding: "Her claims about being physically assaulted are untrue".
The audio is from an interview the Kill Bill director did with Howard Stern shortly after Polanski was honored by the Academy Awards for his work on The Pianist.
Tarantino has also been the center of much controversy in the past, and was recently bashed for admitting he knew all about Harvey Weinstein's sick sexual behavior. "But at least I had some say, you know?" "When he tried to wriggle out of it, and how things actually happened, I never bought his story". I've got to kind of commit to doing this to you.
Quentin said that he and Uma had talked about everything for an extended period of time in order to decide how she was going to do the stunt.