Actress Taylor Hickson has filed a lawsuit towards her newest movie’s manufacturing firm after she says a grotesque on-set accident resulted in her face being disfigured, costing her roles in present enterprise.
Hickson had simply turned 19 and was engaged on the set of the movie “Ghostland” in December 2016 in Winnipeg, Manitoba when the accident occurred. Throughout one in all her closing days on set, she was engaged in an emotionally charged scene that pressured her to pound on a glass door. The director, Paul Laugier, instructed the actress to pound tougher and tougher on the glass.
In accordance with the lawsuit, obtained by Deadline, she requested each the director and a producer if it was protected to proceed banging on the glass, to which they replied within the affirmative. The go well with states that the glass ultimately shattered and her head and higher physique reportedly fell via the door. The outcome was a big gash alongside the left aspect of Hickson’s face that required about 70 stitches.
“The crafts providers girl held my face along with napkins in her arms,” Hickson instructed Deadline. “She went via so many napkins, there was a lot blood.”
The star went on to notice that the ensuing scar has not solely value her work because of the time she was recovering, however left lasting insecurity and disfigurement that she believes will value her extra.
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“She has since undergone remedy together with laser remedy and silicone remedy, however over one yr post-incident, has been left with everlasting scarring on the left aspect of her face,” the go well with states. “It’s unknown presently if any additional remedy, together with cosmetic surgery, would scale back the visible look of the damage.”
The go well with goes on to say that negligence was in charge for the on-set damage she sustained. Hickson claims that the usage of both security glass or a stunt double was correct process for a scene like this, however the director and producers didn’t accommodate these wants.
It’s value noting that Laugier will not be named as a defendant within the go well with, solely the movie’s manufacturing firm, the paradoxically named Incident Productions.