The "Fergalicious" singer, who starred in the 2007 horror comedy, says behind-the-scenes footage of her talking about being bitten by the famous filmmaker is being taken out of context and that it doesn't have a place in the current conversation about the mistreatment of women and abuse of power in Hollywood and beyond.
"First off, I stand with victims everywhere no matter what genre, race, gender, age," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I stand with victims period, and I don't want to take away from anyone's story. That just wasn't my story."
"We were just kind of having banter," she said. "We were having a little bit of fun. But make no mistake, I don't want to take away from anyone's story, and I stand with every victim and everyone's story everywhere."
The footage in question from the Robert Rodriguez-directed movie shows Fergie getting attacked by a group of zombies, which included Tarantino. In the clip, Fergie shows a bruise on her arm, allegedly left by Tarantino's bite, but she doesn't appear to be upset or bothered, even telling the camera, "By the end of this shoot, I will bite him back."
"When Howard brought up Polanski, I incorrectly played devil's advocate in the debate for the sake of being provocative," he said. "I didn't take Ms. Geimer's feelings into consideration and for that I am truly sorry."
Last week, Uma Thurman opened up to The New York Times about a feud she had with Tarantino during and after the filming of "Kill Bill." Thurman accused Tarantino of "trying to kill" her during a now-famous scene where she had to drive a blue convertible in what she felt were unsafe conditions. Thurman claims Tarantino dismissed her concerns, which left her with a "permanently damaged neck" and "screwed-up knees" after she slammed the car into a tree.