Actress Taylor Hickson Files Lawsuit Over Career-Altering Facial Injury On 'Ghostland' Set


Taylor Hickson is suing the company that produced Ghostland after a gruesome facial injury she incurred during filming that left her a scar.

Hickson, who also played Meghan Orlovsky in Deadpool, is certainly not letting Incident Productions easily get away for her facial injury that left a visible scar on the left side of her face. In a court document obtained by Deadline, the 20-year-old cited an incident that transpired on Dec. 15, 2016, when she was still 19.

Hickson was allegedly made to do an "emotionally charged scene" wherein she was tasked to pound a door, with her face extremely close to the glass. But the director, Pascal Laugier, insisted she had to hammer the door harder.

The actress even asked the director and the producer of the safety of the act, and both had green-lit the scene. But after a few retakes, the glass broke, leaving Hickson falling to the shards of glass. She was taken to a hospital immediately after the incident, getting 70 stitches on her face.

"As a result of the incident, [she] badly cut the left side of her face," the lawsuit stated.

The gruesome facial injury was severe, judging from the photos. It showed Hickson getting cuts starting from her chin toward her left side, extending to almost half of her left cheek.

Emotional And Mental Impact

The damage has been a distraught for Hickson, to say the least, who has been left to battle the horrific souvenir of the accident that was deemed, up to date, unfixable.

"It's been mass amounts of insecurity, conflicted, confused, hurt, angry, and sad that this was my last day on set and no precautions were taken," Hickson cried.

The blonde actress had undergone various procedures just to try to fix the damage, but it left a scar. However, the lawsuit said that it is unclear if any further plastic surgery could fix the mess.

Furthermore, Hisckson's gruesome facial injury had become a hindrance to be able to earn money, as she had to rest for a period of time to recuperate. What's more is that it affected her mentally, causing distress up to date.

For this, the victim accused the production company of breach of contract and/or negligence, as the teams should have known if the elements in production were safe for the cast. Ghostland is set to be released in Paris this March 14 but Hickson said she was not planning to attend.

Interestingly, Ghostland's poster showed a woman with a shattered face, seemingly like a broken glass. The coincidence seemed creepy, to say the least.

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