'Resident Evil' stuntwoman speaks out about injury, lawsuit

Olivia Jackson speaks to ABC News about the on-set injury she suffered as a double for Milla Jovovich's character and why she's suing the movie's producers.
3:26 | 09/16/19

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Back now with that ABC news exclusive. A stuntwoman who suffered a career-ending injury after an accident on the set of "Resident evil," well, she is now telling her story as she sues the film's producers. Amy is here with that for us. Good morning. Good morning. The "Resident evil" franchise grossed over a billion dollars globally and this morning, a stunt double from the film says the company placed profits over safety and that she paid the ultimate price. She's performed in some of the biggest blockbusters of the decade like "Guardians of the galaxy: Volume 1," doubled for Rosie in "Mad max: Fury road" and this is her flying through the air with Thor and captain America in "Age of Ultron" but this morning Olivia Jackson is speaking out exclusively to ABC news suing "Resident evil" producers after she lost an arm in what she describes as a haphazardly planned stunt gone terribly gone wrong. It's something you hear happening to someone else then you think, oh, dear, that's horrible but never think it's going to be you. Reporter: Jackson was doubling for Milla jovovich's character in "Resident evil: The final chapter" when she says she suffered a horrific on-set injury. According to the lawsuit Jackson was scheduled to shoot a fight scene in September of 2015, but at the last minute producers switched to a dangerous and technically complex motorcycle scene which involved her speeding toward a camera. She says the camera was supposed to move before she reached it but it didn't lift in time and Jackson collided with the camera at full speed. And the next thing I remember I woke up three weeks later after being in a coma and then saw my family. Sorry. Sorry. Reporter: Jackson was in a coma for 17 days. Her left arm amputated and suffered numerous other injuries including spinal fractures and brain bleeds. When I came out of the coma I wasn't exactly sure of all my injuries. I don't think anybody had the heart to tell me that there was no chance of making it better. Reporter: Jackson's husband also a stunt performer says he will never forget the moment he learned about his wife's accident. Nothing prepares you for something like that. You know, you've gone from one world to the polar opposite in a split second. Reporter: In her lawsuit Jackson alleges that before she signed on to the film, the movie's producers misled her into believing that their insurance would cover any potential injuries sustained on the job. She says that after the accident, they promised to provide full financial support of all medical expenses, but later red and only paid a small fraction. If I knew that there was limited insurance or no insurance I would definitely not have taken the job. Reporter: Now she and her attorneys are calling for change in Hollywood hoping her loss will prevent others from experiencing tragedy. I'd love to make everybody aware of the situation like this. So that they can take better care of themselves so that it doesn't happen again. Now, Jackson is seeking unspecified damages and is asking for a jury trial. ABC news has reached out to the defendants several times for comment. We have not heard back from them yet, though, and your heart just breaks. Absolutely. Hearing what happened to her. They're a billion dollar franchise. Right. I think they paid around $33,000. Obviously the medical bills were greater. Telling they didn't respond. Certainly. Thanks, Amy. Thank you.

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