A crew member on The Dirt, the long-awaited Mötley Crüe biopic, is suing the band and Netflix over injuries sustained on set.
Last Friday, The Dirt premiered on Netflix. A biopic of hedonistic rockers Mötley Crüe, the film was based upon a 2001 book of the same name, with talk of a film adaptation dating back to 2006.
Of course, with a band as controversial as Mötley Crüe, fans were undoubtedly expecting something to come out of the film’s release. While Nikki Sixx apologised for one of his controversial stories in the book, few would have expected the band to be sued over the film’s production.
As The New Orleans Advocate reports, Louis DiVincenti is claiming that Netflix and producers of the film (which include members of Mötley Crüe) are to blame for failing to address electrical hazards that resulted in serious injuries.
DiVincenti, who worked as a rigging grip on the film, was shocked by a power line, leaving him with second and third degree burns over 50 percent of his body, and saw doctors give him a two percent chance of survival.
The incident in question happened in March of 2018 at the Munch Factory in New Orleans, which has been transformed to look like Los Angeles’ iconic Whiskey A Go-Go.
However, while passing metal pipes to another crew member they made contact with a power line, which saw an electrical current arcing “through his body” which then “blew out through his right foot,” as per the lawsuit.
As part of his lawsuit, DiVincenti is seeking an unspecified amount of damages, including $1.8 million in medical fees.
While neither Netflix or Mötley Crüe have responded to the lawsuit, The New Orleans Advocate notes that the case has been assigned a judge, meaning it will likely be played out in court in the near future.