A stuntwoman who worked on “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” is suing over an accident on set, which resulted in her losing an arm.
Daily Mail broke the story, Olivia Jackson has filed suit against director Paul Anderson (Milla Jovovich’s husband) and producers.
In her lawsuit, Jackson claims she worked on 2015’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. She was shooting in South Africa when the accident happened. Jackson claims the stunt went bad because of last minute changes to the scene.
The outlet reports, “She was standing in for Milla Jokovich and was driving a motorcycle at 40mph when she plowed head first into a crane which had a camera attached to it. The crane was supposed to have swung over her head a second earlier.”
Her suit reads, “The force of the blow was so severe that it sliced through her forearm, obliterating the bone in the process (the bone was never recovered), before tearing into her cheek , pulling the flesh back and leaving her teeth exposed.”
The docs continue, “‘She suffered multiple fractures to her spine, her eye socket, her ribs, her shoulder scapula and clavicle, her humerus and her forearm, her thumb was torn off, her arm became paralyzed, her brain bled and swelled an artery was severed in her forearm and multiple arteries ruptured in her neck. “
The stuntwoman was hospitalized and put into a medically induced coma. She lost her arm and injuries in her brain and spine.
She says Anderson and producers first promised to pay her medical bills. Jackson claims they then asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement. She refused to sign it and has been struggling to pay her medical bills since.
Jackson says insurance paid her $998 in loss of earnings and covered $33,000 in medical bills. She believes she is owed more and hopes the lawsuit will help.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was released in 2017. It was made on a reported $40 million budget and grossed $312 million worldwide.