Canadian actress sues film company over injury

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Toronto, March 8 (IANS) Actress Taylor Hickson, who suffered a facial injury when she crashed through a glass door while filming the indie horror movie “Ghostland” in Canada, has filed a lawsuit against the films production company, Incident Productions.

Hickson, 20, fell through a glass door while on the set of the movie in December 2016, reports deadline.com.

She claims the film’s director Pascal Laugier told her to pound harder on glass during the “emotionally-charged” scene.

It suddenly smashed, causing Hickson to fall through the shattered glass, which cut her face and upper body.

She has now filed a lawsuit against Incident Productions, the company behind the film, claiming a loss of income as a result of the disfiguring injury.

Hickson, who also appeared in popular franchise “Deadpool”, was rushed to hospital where she needed 70 stitches for a gash down her cheek. Her lawyers shared horrific images of the injury as Hickson lay in her hospital bed.

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Describing the incident, Hickson said: “The crafts services lady held my face together with napkins in her hands. She went through so many napkins, there was so much blood.”

Hickson required special treatment, including laser and silicone surgery since the incident. She says the accident has left her with “mass amounts of insecurity”.

The lawsuit claims she may require further plastic surgery to repair the scars.

In a twist of irony, the film poster for “Ghostland” features a woman with a fractured face. It is due to be released in France next week.

–IANS

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