An actress is suing Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. for injuries she suffered in 2019 on the set of “Jane the Virgin.”
Nicole Barnes’ Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit also names as a defendant Eye Productions Inc., a co-producer with Warner Bros. of The CW show, which ended a five-season run last July.
A Warner Bros. representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the suit, which was filed Monday and alleges battery, negligence and premises liability. The plantiff is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
According to her court papers, Barnes fell on the set last April 1 while in full costume with a papier-mache head that impeded her ability to see. She also wore high heels and the room was dark and foggy, her suit says. She alleges the producers told her to put one foot into a “set rock,” further limiting her mobility.
Without warning, a crew member grabbed Barnes on one shoulder and pulled her back, causing to fall and break her left foot, the suit alleges.
Barnes remains disabled because of her foot injury, according to her complaint, which alleges the producers had an obligation to use reasonable care on the set so as to avoid such an injury and to assure that performers are not touched on the set without their permission when they are in vulnerable positions.