April 01, 2006 03:54:58 GMT
A stuntman is suing Tom Cruise's production company for negligence after he received severe burns on the set of "Mission: Impossible 3"
The highly anticipated "Mission: Impossible 3" brings trouble for Tom Cruise. The Hollywood actor is facing a lawsuit filed by Scott Wheatley, a stuntman who suffered burns while filming the movie.
Named Cruise's production company Cruise/Wagner Productions and Paramount Pictures in his suit, Wheatley alleged that he received burns over 60 per cent of his body last June, when the stunt "malfunctioned" and a "gasoline bomb" exploded, covering him "in this ball of fire".
Further in his suit filed Wednesday at Los Angeles Superior Court, Wheatley and his wife Mary are claiming the film companies' negligence caused him "severe personal injury" and are asking for unspecified damages. The couple reportedly also suing both companies, claimed the incident has ruined their sex life.