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.