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File a Lawsuit: Actress Taylor Hickson Sues Producers & Incident Productions Over Disfiguring Injury

Updated On 07 Mar, 2018 Published On

Actress Taylor Hickson, who suffered a grisly facial injury after crashing through a glass door while filming Ghostland in Canada, has sued against the film’s production company, Incident Productions, multiple sources have confirmed.

According to the lawsuit filed on Friday with the Queen’s Bench in Winnipeg, the 20-year-old Residue star was performing “an emotionally charged scene” and the director Pascal Laugier asked her to hit harder and harder on the door as the glass pane was just right next to her face.

Actress Taylor Hickson Sues Producers and Incident Productions Over Disfiguring Injury

Actress Taylor Hickson Sues Producers and Incident Productions Over Disfiguring Injury

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The suit states,

In the course of shooting the scene, the director [Pascal Laugier], consistently told [Hickson] to pound harder on the glass with her fists. At one point during the filming of the scene, and after being asked to increase the strength with which [she] pounded on the glass, [she] asked one of the producers and the director if it was safe to do so. That producer and the director both replied in the affirmative.

In the suit, Pascal is not named as a defendant.

While filming another scene, the suit states,

The glass shattered, causing [her] head and upper body to fall through the door and shards of glass. As a result of the incident, [she] badly cut the left side of her face.

After the accident, the actress was rushed to the hospital and there she received about 70 stitches.

Taylor told Deadline,

The crafts services lady held my face together with napkins in her hands. She went through so many napkins, there was so much blood.

She says that the damage has been lasting.

It’s been mass amounts of insecurity, conflicted, confused, hurt, angry, and sad that this was my last day on set and no precautions were taken.

The suit further states,

She has since undergone treatment including laser treatment and silicone treatment, but over one year post-incident, has been left with permanent scarring on the left side of her face. It is unknown at this time if any further treatment, including plastic surgery, would reduce the visual appearance of the injury.

It continues,

Hickson was a busy, up and coming actor in the very competitive movie industry. As a result of the injury, she has lost income [during] the period of time she was unable to act while she recovered from her injury.

Actress Taylor Hickson Sues Producers and Incident Productions Over Disfiguring Injury

Actress Taylor Hickson Sues Producers and Incident Productions Over Disfiguring Injury

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The producers have refused to comment.

The suit claims the Incident Productions “knew or ought to have known of the dangerous situation” which caused this accident, and that “the injury was reasonably foreseeable and was caused solely by the negligence and/or breach of contract by the defendant in that it failed in exercising the duty of care it owed to the plaintiff.”

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Ghostland, which ironically features the broken and slashed image of a young woman’s face, is set to release next week in France.