Warner Bros. Sued By Hangover 2 Stuntman
Posted on Wed Aug 31, 2011 01:30 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) -- Warner Bros. is being sued by a stuntman who worked on the Thailand set of The Hangover: Part II.
Scott McLean says he was acting as a stunt double for Ed Helms during a sequence filmed in December in which cars were traveling at high speeds. He was a passenger when and leaning out of the window when the car driving towards McLean's car hit it.
McLean says he was left with brain injuries. According to the complaint, filed in California federal court on Tuesday, the film's stunt coordinator, co-defendant Russell Solberg, changed the timing on the stunt sequence:
- "Solberg commanded to the driver of the automobile in which plaintiff Scott McLean was a passenger, that the speed of his vehicle be increased significantly to a speed unsafe for the stunt, thus resulting in a major collision."
McLean was reportedly airlifted from Thailand to Australia, where he has been in a hospital or rehab facility since. His reps report "likely permanent brain and physical injuries," including seizures, speech impediments, physical impediments and brain trauma.
Included as a plaintiff in this action is McLean's domestic partner, Raelene Chapman, who according to the complaint, has been at his side and unable to work.
They're suing Warner Bros. for negligence and unspecified damages. Said Warner Bros in a statement:
- "We were shocked and saddened by this accident and have been working closely with Scott and his family throughout his treatment and recovery. We have offered continual support since the accident occurred and we are working together to try and resolve any outstanding issues."