Mia Goth is being sued by a background actor who says she purposefully kicked him in the head while shooting the horror film “MaXXXine” last spring.
James Hunter has accused Goth of battery and wrongful termination in court filings, which said she allegedly left him with a concussion and subsequently had him dismissed from his role. Film studio A24 and “MaXXXine” director Ti West are also listed as defendants in the suit.
In court documents obtained by Deadline, Hunter claims he was intentionally injured while playing the part of a Dead Parishioner, which required him to lie on the ground covered in fake blood without the protection of a prop pad.
During the scene, Goth was supposed to step over the actor’s body and run away.
When she nearly stepped on him during one take, Hunter claims, he alerted the second assistant director only to see Goth retaliate.
Mia Goth attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March 2023. She is accused of injuring and intimidating a background actor during the making of the film "MaXXXine" last April.
Though Goth was warned “to be careful about where she stepped,” the suit claims that during the next take, the “Pearl” actor kicked the extra in the head with her boot on purpose.
Hunter says in the filing that Goth later confronted him in a bathroom, where she allegedly “taunted, mocked, and belittled” the background actor before daring him “to do anything” about what happened.
In the court filing, Hunter says he was offered no medical assistance and continued the shoot until the scene was completed.
The following day, the casting agency informed him he would not be returning to the shoot even though he’d been hired for three days of filming.
Upon suffering 48 hours of “head trauma symptoms” such as “loss of memory, confusion, and disorientation,” Hunter went to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion, the lawsuit says.
A representative of Goth did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
Hunter is seeking $250,000 for medical expenses, rehabilitation and “related expenses,” in addition to “punitive and/or exemplary damages.”