Mia Goth accused of kicking film extra in the head during filming: lawsuit

Mia Goth faces lawsuit over additional background material for her upcoming film “MaXXXine”
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  • Mia Goth has been accused of assault by one of the actors in her upcoming movie “MaXXXine”.
  • James Hunter said he was diagnosed with a concussion after Guth kicked him in the head during filming.
  • He also claimed wrongful termination after he was banned from filming the film following the incident.

An actor has filed a lawsuit against Mia Goth, claiming she kicked him in the head while filming the upcoming horror film “MaXXXine,” giving him a concussion.

James Hunter also filed a lawsuit against director Ti West and production company A24. He is seeking at least $500,000 in damages for battery and wrongful termination following the incident in April 2023.

The lawsuit, in which Deadline was involved, says Hunter was hired for three days of work as a background actor to play “Dead Parishioner” in “MaXXXine,” the third film in the horror film trilogy directed by Ti West and starring the goth.

Mia Goth and Halsey in the first promotional shot for “MaXXXine”.
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The complaint alleges that Guth, who plays the lead role in the film, was supposed to walk past the actor, pass him, and look down as he lay on the ground.

But in the fourth take, the complaint says, Goth “almost trampled” Hunter, who reported it to the second assistant director.

The assistant director then warned the star to “be careful” with the lawsuit. But in the next shot, Hunter claims Goth “intentionally kicked” him in the head “with her shoe,” causing him to have a “stiff neck” and a headache.

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Hunter again reported the incident to the second assistant director, who informed Goth and West.

According to the lawsuit, Hunter received no medical assistance and West said filming should continue.

After the scene was completed, Hunter claimed that Goth looked for him in the private bathroom where she “taunted” him.

“After intentionally kicking Plaintiff in the head, Defendant Guth invaded Plaintiff’s privacy in the bathroom, laughed at Plaintiff, mocked and taunted Plaintiff, and dared him to do anything about it,” the lawsuit states.

Ti West and Mia Goth on the “Pearl” red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in 2022.
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While returning home from filming overnight, Hunter said he stopped and “almost passed out twice” due to light-headedness, the lawsuit continues.

The next day, Hunter then claimed that he was told that he would be “taken out of production” for the next two days of filming and that he was banned from the set.

He says he was not given a reason for this.

Over the next two days, Hunter said he experienced “symptoms of head trauma,” including memory loss, disorientation and disorientation, which resulted in him making a trip to the hospital.

The doctor who examined him concluded that he suffered a concussion as a result of being kicked in the head, the suit says.

Representatives for all parties did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider, which were sent outside normal business hours.

No release date has been set for “MaXXXine,” which also stars Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Monaghan.

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