The “X” and “Pearl” actress who leads writer/director Ti West‘s horror trilogy is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the yet-unnamed background actor, as TMZ first reported. West and production company A24 are additionally named in the lawsuit. IndieWire has reached out to all parties’ representatives for comment.
Per the legal documents obtained by TMZ, Goth allegedly kicked the background actor in the head on purpose during a take, and then proceeded to bully him afterwards. The background actor is seeking at least $500,000 in damages for battery and wrongful termination after being fired from the set.
The unnamed actor was required to wear a robe and be entirely covered in fake blood while he laid on the ground to play dead for hours, “enduring ants and mosquitoes” per the suit. Goth, who plays the serial killer Maxine, was supposed to run past the actor, step over him, and look back at him before running again. However, the actor claimed Goth “nearly stepped” on him and was warned to be careful. After the warning, Goth allegedly “intentionally kicked” him in the head in the next take, causing him to suffer from a concussion.
Per the suit, no medical assistance was provided on set. Following the alleged incident, Goth later approached the actor in the bathroom and “taunted, mocked, and belittled” him while threatening…
The post “Mia Goth Accused of Assaulting ‘MaXXXine’ Background Actor – Report – IndieWire” by Samantha Bergeson was published on 01/13/2024 by www.indiewire.com