'Expendables 2' Faces Second Lawsuit in Stunt Gone Wrong
"The Expendables 2" is deeper in legal trouble. Millennium Films and other parties involved in the movie are facing another lawsuit as the result of a stunt that went wrong during the filming on Bulgaria's Ognyanovo Reservoir last year.
A stuntman named Nuo Sun, who was believed to be standing in for Jet Li, was injured in an explosion scene that killed fellow stuntman Kun Liu. Sun said in his 12-page lawsuit, that "explosives and other similar ultra-hazardous activities" caused a tragedy on top of a rubber boat during the second unit filming that took place October 27, 2011.
"As a direct and proximate result of defendants' negligence, carelessness and unlawful conduct, plaintiff was hurt and injured in plaintiffs health, strength and activity, sustaining severe shock and injury to and upon plaintiffs nervous system, neck, head, body, arms and legs, all of which injuries may be permanent and all of which injuries have caused and continue to cause plaintiff great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering, for which plaintiff seeks general damages," the filing stated.
Represented by Robert M. Klein, Sun is seeking damages in loss of income and earnings past, present and future. He's also seeking general damages in excess of $25,000, medical costs past present and future, legal costs and whatever else the Court decides.
Millennium Films, Barney's Christmas Inc., Second Choice Productions International and Second Choice Production Services who are named the defendants have yet to comment on the lawsuit. After the incident, they released a statement, saying "Our deepest condolences go to the family of Kun Liu. His passing is tragic. Our sympathies also go to Nuo Sun, who was seriously injured as a result of the same explosion. We have been informed his condition has stabilized. He has been transported to Munich, Germany, where he is receiving top medical care from the best specialists."
Liu's family also filed a lawsuit against the defendants earlier this year. They were suing for $25,000 as well as compensation for funeral expenses and for the loss of Liu's "society, love, comfort, attention, services and support."
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