AMC has been chanced on “now not to be negligent” within the wrongful loss of life civil suit inspiring The Strolling Silly stuntman who died in a fall on spot. The jury delivered the resolution Thursday after two days of deliberation.
John Bernecker died after an accident on the spot of The Strolling Silly whereas filming a strive in opposition to scene for Season eight in July 2017. He fell and sustained giant injuries after lacking a landing pad. His mother, Susan Bernecker, filed a wrongful loss of life lawsuit on behalf of his property in January of 2018, making an attempt for between $forty million and $a hundred million in complete damages. Though the jury ruled AMC modified into once now not negligent, the property of Bernecker modified into once awarded $eight.6 million in civil damages, Deadline experiences.
“There is no winning or shedding on this spot,” AMC said in a assertion launched to TV Data and diversified stores after the verdict. “This modified into once a dreadful and tragic accident, and our sympathies continue to exit to John Bernecker’s family and chums. The spot of The Strolling Silly is agreeable and is managed to satisfy or exceed all commerce requirements and pointers associated to stunts and stunt security. That has been the case across the manufacturing of 10 seasons and bigger than a hundred and fifty episodes, and it remains to be the case this present day, notwithstanding this very sad and remoted accident.”
Bernecker’s attorney equipped the following assertion to TV Data in respose to the verdict: “John modified into once a remarkably talented stunt gracious who had an extremely intellectual future within the film commerce. My staunch hope is that this verdict sends a transparent message regarding the must both elevate and strictly adhere to commerce security requirements each day, on every shoot, on every film spot. John’s tragic and preventable loss of life came about as a outcomes of a chain of security-associated screw ups. Studying from these screw ups will proceed a excellent distance in making definite that the same tragedies end now not happen to one other performer or one other family.”
Conventional The Strolling Silly sequence traditional Austin Amelio (Dwight), who modified into once moreover on the balcony and witnessed the accident, modified into once named as a defendant within the case. The jury chanced on Amelio to possess “zero” accountability for Bernecker’s loss of life within the suit. “I seen the final element, I modified into once in full and dispute shock,” Amelio suggested the jury all the device in which by his testimony in court docket. “It modified into once the worst day of my existence.”
The Strolling Silly Season 10 returns Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.
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