Fergie said Quentin Tarantino bit her and bruised her arm on set

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Uma Thurman

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"The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me", she says.

Fergie in "Planet Terror".

Many Hollywood figures have stood up for Polanski over the years, including Tarantino who defended his actions in a 2003 interview with Howard Stern, which has recirculated this week. "I stand with victims period, and I don't want to take away from anyone's story", Fergie explained to ET.

"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 [Tarantino]".

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. "That just wasn't my story".

While Fergie doesn't show any indication that she had a problem with Tarantino's behavior-like Uma Thurman did-the incident fits nicely in the narrative building around him of putting women into physically risky situations. "I wanted to make sure she had all of the answers she had been seeking", he added.

After the Times piece, the actress then took to Instagram, saying that the alleged cover up of the auto crash was "UNFORGIVABLE".

Thurman also accused the directer of choking her and spitting on her with "sadistic flourishes" during "Kill Bill", which Tarantino said was actually her idea.

However, Fergie has now set the record straight regarding her statements about Tarantino's behaviour on the set of Planet Terror, and insisted they were just having a "bit of fun" and that the historic footage did not pertain to the wider conversations about treatment of women in the film industry sweeping Hollywood.

Speaking to The New York Times, Thurman recalled how Tarantino refused her request for a stuntwoman and made her do the driving for one shot, despite her fears that the vehicle was not safe. Tarantino was standing in for a zombie character.

I'll leave it you to decide if this story is being blown out of proportion or if it's symptomatic of a culture that normalizes abusive behavior towards women.

In a following shot, Fergie flashes the visible bite mark, located just below her right shoulder, to the camera.

"It wasn't like a bite, she wasn't bleeding or anything", he said.

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