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Published: 2014/05/30

Midnight Rider Hairstylist Sues Gregg Allman

A hairstylist that sustained injuries on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider is now suing Allman. Rolling Stone reports that Joyce Gillard, who claims to have suffered a fractured arm and post-traumatic stress disorder as result of a train accident that also killed another crewmember and injured many more, filed the lawsuit against Allman, the film’s producers and director Randall Miller earlier this week.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gillard told reporters that The pressure from the train was so strong it pulled me off what I was holding onto and it snapped my arm.”

The new lawsuit comes a week after the family of camera assistant Sarah Jones, who was killed during the February 20 accident, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the production company behind Midnight Rider.

As previously reported, Allman filed a lawsuit of his own earlier this month in order to stop production of the biopic, which is based on his autobigoraphy My Cross to Bear. However, the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band has since dropped the suit.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

SUEHAPPY May 30, 2014, 19:19:28


@ May 30, 2014, 21:12:16

AaaAaand you’re getting used and you’re gettin sued and your getting sued

Aron Manger of Aron Magner Presents Aron Magner's The Disco Biscuits May 30, 2014, 21:50:29

you’re getting sued. bummer dude.

Jerryhickman May 31, 2014, 20:28:18

Guess I better help a brother out and buy Greg’s new All my friends recording !!

MarZaPhiGar June 1, 2014, 10:18:22

No worries, Family. This is why we have insurance. Gregg can’t personally be held liable for the poor woman’s minor injuries. She will be compensated for ACTUAL damages only ie medical bills, lost wages, attorney’s fees etc. The mental anguish claim will go nowhere, and it is doubtful she will receive much of a punitive award. Most likely this will result in a quick settlement paid by the film’s insurance provider. Perhaps her old man could attempt a ‘loss of consortium’ claim, at which point the Outlaws will roll up and cut his balls off.

Jimmy June 1, 2014, 17:18:22

Insurance doesn’t pay if you’re trespassing. Someone lost their life, and others were injured, working on something Gregg stood to make a profit on. That’s why he’s being sued.

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