Impact Pictures hits back at Resident Evil stunt woman's lawsuit

Mail Online | 9/5/2015 | Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com
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The stunt woman for Milla Jovovich in the final installment of the Resident Evil franchise sued the film's director and production company after she lost her arm during an on-set motorcycle accident that ended her career in 2015.

But production company Impact Pictures has hit back in new legal documents saying stunt woman Olivia Jackson, 38, could have used the bike's 'excellent brakes' in the devastating that unfolded during filming in South Africa on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

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In the stunt she was supposed to ride a motorcycle at 40mph towards an oncoming vehicle with a camera attached to a mechanical arm. The mechanical arm was supposed to lift her up at the last second but when it didn't the equipment cut her arm and shattered the bone.

Jackson had to have her arm amputated and was in a coma for two weeks following the September 5, 2015 accident.

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In the lawsuit Jackson, who was raised in Cape Town but lives in London, blames film director Paul W. S. Anderson and production company Impact Pictures for the accident and says that their insurance policy didn't cover her extensive injuries.

The suit, filed in mid-September this year in California,...
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