Diane Kruger responds to Quentin Tarantino Inglorious Basterds choking allegations
It comes after claims the director 'choked and spat on' and 'tried to kill' Uma Thurman during the filming of Kill Bill.
Diane Kruger has opened up about her experience of working with Quentin Tarantino, following reports she had been unhappy with his behaviour on-set during the filming of Inglorious Basterds.
"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 on Instagram.
"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."
She continued: "For the record however, I would like to say that my work experience with Quentin Tarantino was pure joy. He treated me with utter respect and never abused his power or forced me to do anything I wasn’t comfortable with."
It comes after Uma Thurman spoke about the crash and the injuries she suffered during Kill Bill for the first this weekend in a New York Times article that also accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
She shared the full footage of the accident on her Instagram, which shows her ploughing into a tree.
The 47-year-old actress said the on-set crash in Mexico in 2002 left her suffering concussion and damaged knees.
Thurman clarified that Tarantino had given her the footage, saying that he was "deeply regretful and remains remorseful.".
She blamed producer Harvey Weinstein for the accident and accused him of lying and destroying evidence.
Tarantino, who has drawn criticism ever since the details of the crash emerged, told Deadline he retrieved the 15-year-old footage after speaking to Thurman for sometime about how she was going to reveal her encounters with Weinstein.
"Uma and I had talked about it, for a long period of time, deciding how she was going to do it. She wanted clarity on what happened in that car crash, after all these years," he said.
Tarantino added the he "ended up taking the hit and taking the heat" when the NYT article was published.