Watch: Uma Thurman's crash during Kill Bill filming the studio didn't want to release

Footage has surfaced of an on-set crash during the filming of Kill Bill, where Uma Thurman says she was persuaded to drive a dangerous car at speed along a sand road.

The actress has spoken out against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times article, saying he attempted to sexually assault her, and as part of that article she also revealed a harrowing episode which took place while filming in Mexico.

She said director Quentin Tarantino persuaded her to drive the car, despite her being told by a crew member that it could be faulty.

"That was a deathbox that I was in," Ms Thurman said.

The Times reported that Thurman has fought to procure the footage from Mr Tarantino for more than 15 years.

Mr Tarantino reportedly put pressure on Ms Thurman to drive the car, despite her concerns, telling her "hit 40 miles an hour (64kph) or your hair won't blow the right way and I'll make you do it again".

"Quentin came in my trailer and didn’t like to hear no, like any director," she said.

"He was furious because I’d cost them a lot of time. But I was scared. He said: 'I promise you the car is fine. It’s a straight piece of road.'"

In the video, a stationary camera attached behind Ms Thurman films as she drives quickly along a narrow sand road in the small Volkswagon Karmann Ghia convertible.

The car begins to fishtail when she is travelling through a wooded area, and she hits a tree, coming to a violent stop.

Members of the crew are on hand in moments and she is carried from the car.

Ms Thurman said she sought the footage from studio Miramax, as she wanted to sue them, but they reportedly told her they would only release it if she indemnified them against any damages.

She said the crash left her with permanent damage to her back and knees.


Viva Forever? Ex-Spice Girls meet up amid reunion rumors

All five former members of the Spice Girls have met up amid rumors of a plan to reunite the girl-power group.

Photos posted by several group members on social media showed Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham, Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm, Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton, Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown and Geri "Ginger Spice" Horner.

They had been seen earlier Friday (local time) arriving at Horner's home north of London, along with former manager Simon Fuller.

The Sun newspaper reported the quintet is considering several projects, including a TV talent show, though not a live tour.

The Spice Girls were a 1990s phenomenon, with hits including "Wannabe." They split in 2000 and last reunited at the 2012 London Olympics.

Now the group's highest-profile member is Beckham, a fashion designer married to former soccer star David Beckham.



Jim Carrey has ex-girlfriend's wrongful death lawsuit dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit filed against actor Jim Carrey by the husband and mother of his ex-girlfriend has been dismissed.

The suit was dismissed on January 25 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Mark Burton and Brigid Sweetman had sued the actor over daughter Cathriona White's death.

Coroner's officials ruled the 30-year-old makeup artist's death a suicide.

Burton and Sweetman's attorney Michael J. Avenatti said the pair had no comment on the voluntary dismissal. Burton and White were married in 2013.

The dismissal averts a court battle for Carrey, who dated White in 2012.

Carrey's publicist confirmed the dismissal but did not have any additional comment.

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