Taylor Hickson Sues For Face Disfigurement On ‘Ghostland’ Set
Taylor Hickson is suing Incident Productions Inc. for career-altering cosmetic accidental injuries that she experienced on the group of “Ghostland.”
Based on the suit, Tuesday obtained by Deadline, Hickson was told to pound on a cup door harder during an emotional picture of the indie horror film, that was shot in Winnipeg in December 2016.
Despite assurances from director Pascal Laugier and a producer that the picture was safe to execute, Hickson shattered the glass pane with her fist and fell through onto the shards, the suit says. She was rushed to a healthcare facility and required 70 stitches on the remaining part of her face. The picture below shows the real gash across Hickson’s cheek. However, her attorney informed HuffPost that “a lot of the bruising and bloating” on her behalf face was actually make-up or prosthetics from the take.
Hickson, a 20-year-old described by her attorneys as a “busy, becoming more popular acting professional” prior to the incident, remains scarred, the suit contends. She lost income during her recovery and today “has battled to find are a professional and says that same is because of her damage. She states she’s and will continue steadily to suffer future financial deficits in a total be proven at or before trial.”
Hickson, of Kelowna, Uk Columbia, told Deadline she suffered wounds beyond the physical also. “It’s been mass levels of insecurity, conflicted, puzzled, hurt, upset, and sad that was my last day in the collection and no safety measures were used,” she said.
Incident Productions “fell below the legal standard of treatment that is expected of the creation company,” Jason Harvey, one of Hickson’s attorneys, said in an email to HuffPost. “We think that this incident was easily preventable and, unfortunately, led to significant accidents to Taylor.”
The movie is also titled “Incident inside a Ghostland” and coincidentally includes a woman with a broken face on the poster.
Relating to a trailer, it’s scheduled to open up on March 14.
Hickson appeared in the 2016 strike “Deadpool” as Meghan Orlovsky, who tells Ryan Reynolds’ personality, Wade Wilson, “You’re my hero.”