The Hangover: Part 2 has another lawsuit on its hands. A stunt double for actor Ed Helms is suing for a stunt that went wrong and allegedly left him with significant brain injuries.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott McLean claims a stunt scene in Thailand was changed after shooting began by the Hangover‘s stunt coordinator Russell Solberg.
“Solberg commanded to the driver of the automobile in which plaintiff Scott McLean was a passenger, that the speed of his vehicle be increased significantly to a speed unsafe for the stunt, thus resulting in a major collision,” McLean alleges in a complaint filed on Tuesday in California federal court.
The stunt double was reportedly airlifted to Australia and his rep says he’ll have “likely permanent brain and physical injuries” including seizures, speech and physical impediments and brain trauma.
McLean and his domestic partner, Raelene Chapman, are suing for unspecified damages.
“We were shocked and saddened by this accident and have been working closely with Scott and his family throughout his treatment and recovery,” Warner Bros. said in a statement. “We have offered continual support since the accident occurred and we are working together to try and resolve any outstanding issues.”