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"Valkyrie" Extras Suing Tom Cruise for $11 Million

Posted: August 28th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Valkyrie" Extras Suing Tom Cruise for $11 MillionSubmit Comment
Twelve extras who worked on the WWII-era film "Valkyrie" last summer are seeking $11 million from Cruise and his production company, United Artists, over injuries allegedly sustained while filming what should have been a "less than action packed" sequence in Berlin.

The actors reportedly suffered several broken bones, cuts and bruises during the August 19th, 2007, incident, when the side panel of their German Army truck burst open as the vehicle turned a corner. Cruise was not on set at the time.

As a result of the on-set mishap, eleven extras were taken to a nearby hospital, for injuries that included broken ribs and pulled ligaments, and discharged, while the 12th was kept in the hospital for four days on suspicion of more serious internal injuries.

The actors' attorney, Ariane Bluttner, told Germany's Spiegel Online that UA was negligent and that the vehicles were not up to snuff. "The studio knew the trucks were not safe. There had even been an internal memo about the railings."

"A new letter has been sent to Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner and United Artists, in which we set out the facts of the case again and put a figure on the legal demands of our clients...of $11 million," she told Reuters.

Bluttner said that if her clients' monetary demands are not met, she will submit their claim to a US court, where punitive damages are often more exorbitant.

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James.Speed writes:
on September 2nd, 2008 at 5:14:00 AM

so why is tom cruise getting sued for this, and not bryan singer? id much prefer cruise to get sued, rather than singer, for i am a huge fan of singer's work. but i was just wondering?

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