Stuntwoman Sues Show: Claims 'Justified' Ruined Her Body, Marriage

Nathan Francis

A stuntwoman is suing the show she worked on, claiming that a severe injury she suffered while working on Justified led to pain and suffering and ultimately a broken marriage.

Stuntwoman Lisa Hoyle is suing the show for an incident that happened back in 2011. Court documents obtained by TMZ found that a vehicle on set smashed into a parked car, running over the stuntwoman's ankle and sending her hard to the ground.

The stuntwoman is suing the show, claiming that the injury caused her to lose consciousness and suffer an open head fracture, soft-tissue injuries, bruising, and lacerations. Hoyle said she never knew that the parked car would be part of the stunt, saying she was off the set when a stunt coordinator held a meeting about the stunt.

The suit (which can be found here) claims that Hoyle had "severe and permanent physical and mental injuries" as a result of the incident.

Deadline speculates that the stuntwoman is seeking a hefty amount and has named a number of defendants including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Woodridge Productions, and Santa Clara Studios Corp.

The report notes:

"While Hoyle and her husband don't specify any dollar amount in their complaint, they are certainly looking for more than loose change. The nine-page filing seeks general damages "in an amount to be proven at trial" as well as loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, legal fees, "medical and related expenses" and "other and further general and special damages in a sum according to proof at the time of trial" and further relief as the court "deems just and proper." The plaintiffs are requesting a five-to-seven day jury trial in the matter."

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