Back in 2011, a stuntwoman was injured during a stunt on the set of the critically acclaimed series “Justified,” which stars Timothy Oliphant and is now at its fourth season. She and her husband are now suing the show.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the woman, Lisa Hoyle, suffered serious injuries during the stunt and she’s now arguing that she wasn’t even in the loop about how it was supposed to play out.
Had she been properly debriefed by producers, she would not have been injured and, consequently, her entire life and marriage wouldn’t have fallen apart like it did, she says.
“TMZ has obtained a lawsuit filed by Lisa Hoyle – who claims that during a stunt for the show in 2011, a vehicle on the set smashed into a parked car, which ran over her ankle and sent her crashing into the ground,” the celebrity publication writes.
“Lisa claims she lost consciousness and suffered an open head fracture, soft-tissue injuries, bruising and lacerations,” TMZ adds.
However, that was just the beginning of her ordeal, the stuntwoman argues: not only was she badly injured, but those injuries also ruined her marriage. Her husband seconds her claims in the same lawsuit.
Both are asking for unspecified damages and allege that all this could have easily prevented, had producers taken the required steps before the stunt.
“In her suit, Lisa claims she was never informed the parked car was part of the stunt, because the stunt coordinator held a meeting about the stunt while she was out getting a snack,” TMZ reports.
The same media outlet reached out to the series’ producers but, at the time of writing, was yet to get an official response from them.
“Justified” is based on Elmore Leonard’s novels “Pronto” and “Riding the Rap” and the short story “Fire in the Hole.”
[Update, February 5, 2013]: One of our readers has more details about the woman's injuries, so check out the first comment below. So far, still no word from the show's producers.