‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Stuntman Files Age-Discrimination Suit Against Marvel, Sony, & Others
BJ Davis, a veteran stuntman has filed a suit against Marvel, Sony Picture and the stunt coordinator of the “Amazing Spider Man 2” citing age-discrimination as the reason. Davis is of the view that the makers of the movie feel that the stuntman is of the age that is not suitable for stunt man.
According to deadline.com, the statement made in the suit states that the stunt industry is facing a pervasive problem and that the stunt persons are discriminated on age.
The suit has been filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Davis who is now 63-year-old. The suit file is of 55 pages and blames James Armstrong, the stunt coordinator for not giving equal chance to the plaintiff. Premium stunts were passed on to younger professionals and he only used to get a disproportionate amount of it.
Moreover, the plaintiff is always been demoralized by other stunt professionals and booed him that his age is over for this profession. What is more intimidating is the fact that Mr Armstrong had knowledge of the situation; still he never tried to stop this harassment that is related to age.
On the other hand, Armstrong was giving air to the harassment, and discrimination only grew.
According to hollywoodreporter.com, it has also been claimed in the law suit that Armstrong instructed another stuntmen to injure Davis purposefully with the intention to end his career. In the law suit filed by BJ Davis, it has been stated that in one of the scenes many stunt professionals were supposed to run out of a grocery store.
The scene for the “Amazing Spider Man 2” was shot many times, and it was clearly instructed that there will be no physical contact. But, someone pushed the plaintiff in the final take and that too from his blind side, causing his physical injury.
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