NBC Universal and Sacha Baron Cohen sued for seriously injuring Cali woman.
Los Angeles, CA (JusticeNewsFlash.com)—A women claims she was left disabled when she fell on the set of the upcoming movie, “Bruno”, as reported by Reuters. Richelle Olson, a California resident, is suing Universal Pictures’ parent company, NBC Universal, the media division of General Electric Co., along with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. The injured Olson alleges she was severely injured when a struggle occurred between Olson and Cohen during a May 2007 charity bingo tournament in Palmdale, California. It is reported Famous comedian-actor, Cohen, arrived at the charity event under the guise of his Austrian gay character Bruno. Media reports claim Cohen used vulgar language against Olson,and began to struggle with her when Olson tried to reclaim a microphone. While retreating from the stage, Olson says she fell, hit her head on the concrete floor, and sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
NBC Universal released a statement saying, “the filmed footage of the full encounter, which took place more than two years ago, clearly shows that Ms. Olson was never touched or in any way assaulted by Sacha Baron Cohen or any member of the production and suffered no injury.” Universal also alleges the lawsuit is “frivolous”, and “baseless”. Olson claims the spill left her using a wheel chair and/or a cane to get around. Entertainment law attorneys representing Olson are seeking more than $25,000 in damages in the injury lawsuit.
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