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Resident Evil Stuntwoman, Olivia Jackson Sues Movie Producers

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Stuntwoman of the movie 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' had sued the producers for their failure to pay her medical bills
  • Olivia Jackson, who plays the stunts of actor Milia Jovovich in the movie, lost her left arm while performing a stunt in 2015 in South Africa
  • She was misinformed about her medical insurance cover for her injuries and claimed only $33,000 was paid out

A stuntwoman of the movie 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' has sued the producers for their failure to pay the medical bills of her injury caused during a shoot, as previously promised. Olivia Jackson, who plays the stunts of actor Milia Jovovich in the movie, lost her left arm while performing a stunt in 2015 in South Africa for the character Alice. The producers had promised to bear the cost of injury however, no support was given to Jackson. Reportedly, the 38-year old stuntwoman was misinformed about her medical insurance cover for her injuries and claimed only $33,000 was paid out. 

Olivia Jackson's injury

Allegedly, the director, Paul Anderson changed the scene of the movie last minute. Initially, it was a fight scene but the change included had Jackson ride a dangerous and complex motorbike in adverse weather. Jackson had to ride the bike at the speed 40 miles per hour towards the camera. The camera was supposed to be lifted up by the crane before she reached it. However, the changes that Anderson made included the crane to be lifted a second later on the final run. These “last minute” changes resulted in Jackson's forearm bone being obliterated. It tore her cheek flesh which exposed her teeth. Other injuries also include brain swelling, punctured lungs, dozens of broken bones, and a severed vital neck artery. The most life-changing result of the accident in 2015, was that Olivia Jackson's left arm was amputated.

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The one-armed bandit

Olivia Jackson has been open about her injury and the medical complications she's going through since 2015. Jackson also calls herself the "one-armed bandit". After her left arm was amputated, she admitted that it was not how she wanted her life to be, but however, she'll "embrace" things on her way.

Jackson has not been able to ride motorbikes after the incident, and she posted about how she misses it with all her heart. The stuntwoman has posted her journey of fitness and is a source of inspiration for her followers. Just on September 12, Jackson posted another change with her shoulder and said it has been a week of so much pain, swelling, insomnia, headaches, nausea. People of the internet believe that Jackson is the "bravest woman" on earth and her strength inspires many others with her warrior spirit.

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