Diane Kruger has defended Quentin Tarantino amid the controversy surrounding a historic crash on the set of 'Kill Bill'.
The 54-year-old director came under fire recently after Uma Thurman detailed a crash on the set of the 2003 movie - which Tarantino directed - which left her with concussion as well as back and knee injuries.
And although Uma has revealed she doesn't blame Tarantino for the incident, people have linked the events to a scene in Tarantino's 2009 movie 'Inglorious Basterds', in which Diane Kruger is seen being choked, with some articles alleging the director forced the actress to take part in the scene.
However, Diane has now taken to Instagram to slam those rumours, claiming Tarantino was "pure joy" to work with, and stating that he never once "abused" his power whilst on set.
Posting a still from the movie, Diane wrote: "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". 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.
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. With love, D xoxo (sic)"
It comes after Tarantino recently admitted watching Uma's crash take place was "heartbreaking", and one of the "biggest regrets of my life".
He said: "Watching her fight for the wheel ...remembering me hammering about how it was safe and she could do it. Emphasising that it was a straight road, a straight road ... the fact that she believe me, and I literally watched this little S curve pop up. And it spins her like a top. It was heartbreaking. Beyond one of the biggest regrets of my career, it is one of the biggest regrets of my life. For a myriad of reasons."