Veteran producer Lawrence Bender has released a statement following the actress’ claims in a New York Times.

Earlier this week we brought you the news that Uma Thurman was badly injured in a driving accident on the set of Kill Bill in 2003 after director Quentin Tarantino pressured her into doing the stunt.

Lawrence Bender, who produced the movie, has now responded to the claims in a statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter:

“I deeply regret that Uma suffered the pain she has, both physically and emotionally, for all of these years from the accident that occurred on the set of Kill Bill. The safety of the professionals who work on the movies I produce is vital to me and I never want to let anyone down.”

“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. I wanted to make sure she had all of the answers she had been seeking.”

“I have great respect for Uma Thurman, both as an artist and a person, and only wish her well.”

Via: The Hollywood Reporter