Gabrielle Carteris Sues Makers Of Film; Claims On-Set Injury
First Published: March 7, 2008 4:14 PM EST Credit: AP
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Former "90210" star Gabrielle Carteris is suing the makers of her 2006 film, "Past Tense," claiming she was injured on set.
Carteris, in her December 11, 2007 filed lawsuit, obtained by Access Hollywood, claims she was filming the movie in Vancouver, Canada on February 6, 2006. There she was "injured and hurt in her strength and activity, sustaining injury to her body, nervous system and person," the lawsuit reads.
Carteris claims that as a result of the incident, she "has suffered a loss of the ability to work," among other complaints.
She places blame on the defendants, suggesting in her suit that they failed to provide proper supervision of those on the shoot, didn’t "properly rehearse the activities" she was involved in, failed "to have appropriately trained medical personnel at the location" or a "properly trained stunt coordinator," and didn’t have safety meetings, in her list of complaints.
"Defendants promised, among other things, to abide by certain industry wide safety guidelines and rules for the production of the Picture. On information and belief, at the time Defendants made such a promise they had no intent of honoring it," her suit reads.
Carteris is suing for medical expenses, loss of earnings and various damages.
According to an interview with the star, in People magazine, Carteris, as a result of the stunt gone awry, was left with a speech problem and originally – paralysis in her face.
"I couldn’t move my face," she told the magazine. "For the first year, I didn’t go out in public."
The defendants answered the complaint with fourteen affirmative defenses. The parties are scheduled to meet in a case management conference set for the end of this month.
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