Motley Crue & Netflix Sued Over Biopic Crewman Injury

After a crew member involved in Netflix's Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, suffered severe electrical burns on set of the film, the production member has sued both the streaming company and the band, as per the New Orleans Advocate.

Louis DiVincenti, a rigging grip for the production, said he was electrocuted by a power line on March 10, 2018 on set of the film, which is based on the 2001 book about the rock group's legacy. DiVincenti assisted the crew in filming a scene where New Orleans restaurant, the Munch Factory, was transformed into Hollywood nightclub Whisky a Go Go. He was handing metal pipers down to crew members when one of them made contact with a power line, prompting a shock "through his body and blew out through his right foot," per the lawsuit. The injuries were so bad that it left him with second and third-degree burns covering 50 percent of his body. DiVincenti is seeking damages that include $1.8 million in medical bills. The lawsuit, which was filed on March 1, alleged that "Netflix and the producers of the movie The Dirt, including band members Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx, are liable for the production's failure to address electrical hazards near the Munch Factory restaurant in the Lower Garden District."

When DiVincenti was rushed to the University Medical Center, doctors reportedly gave him just a two percent chance at survival. Thankfully, he made it through, courtesy of a number of surgeries, skin grafts and the amputation of his right foot over the course of seven weeks in the burn unit of the facility.

 

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