We’ve talked a lot about Olivia Jackson, the stuntwoman who lost an arm because of negligence on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Her fight for justice after realizing that insurance wasn’t properly procured for her has been a long, brutal one.
The lead culprits, Paul W.S. Andersen and Jeremy Bolt, unfortunately, have gotten away scot-free, successfully getting the case against them dismissed. However, the South African company directly in charge of stunts, Bickers Action SA, has been found fully liable for her injuries.
Olivia Jackson lost an arm and spent 17 days in a coma after colliding with a camera rig during a stunt. Many of the companies involved tried to claim that Jackson took on the risk when she became the stuntwoman for Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
This lawsuit also finally shook out the truth; Andersen intentionally asked Bickers Action SA to dial back safety precautions to save on time and money.
While Andersen will get away without paying for his engagement of his stunt crew, at least Olivia will get the financial compensation she deserves.