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The Hangover 2

Ed Helms' Stunt Double Claims

Set Accident Caused Brain Injuries

8/31/2011 8:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The man who was Ed Helms' stunt double in "The Hangover 2" is suing Warner Bros -- claiming he was badly injured during a high speed stunt-gone-wrong for the movie last year in Bangkok, Thailand.

The stunt man -- Scott McLean -- filed a lawsuit in California federal court on Tuesday ... claiming he was participating in a stunt where he had to lean out of the window of a moving truck ... when something went terribly wrong.

According to McLean, another car involved in the stunt skidded out and crashed -- resulting in a major collision.

McLean claims the stunt required "precision and timing" -- but after the stunt was underway, the stunt coordinator changed the timing ... which screwed up everything.

McLean's reps told The Hollywood Reporter he suffered, "likely permanent brain and physical injuries," including ongoing seizures, speech impediments, physical impediments, and brain trauma.

McLean is suing for unspecified damages.

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9:01 AM: A rep for Warner Bros. tells TMZ, "We were shocked and saddened by this accident and have been working closely with Scott and his family throughout his treatment and recovery."

The rep adds, "We have offered continual support since the accident occurred and we are working together to try and resolve any outstanding issues."

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1.

Truth    

IF TRUE, HE DESRVES EVERY F*CKING PENNY! THOSE GUYS PUT THEIR LIVES AT STAKE EVERYDAY FOR SAKE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND IF SOME DOUCHE BAG CHANGED THE TIMING UNBEKNOWNST THE RESULT THEN THE STUNTMAN SHOULD SUE. NOTHING ELSE TO SAY.. TRUTH!!

1066 days ago
2.

Kathy    

Its crazy the way these stunt people endanger their lives for money. Hope this guy wins this lawsuit because some idiot changed something during his stunt that eventually hurt him.

1066 days ago
3.

aquanet    

Drinking and partying is fun until someone gets hurt.

1066 days ago
4.

anon.    

He shouldn't be one. if he can't hack it.

1066 days ago
5.

KnuckleDragger    

Maybe he should have looked up the term "stunt man" on Wikipedia before taking on a career where things like this happen on a regular basis. Dumbass!

1066 days ago
6.

melissa b    

Well whatever's wrong w him I wish him well and hopefully he gets at least a little better, if not completely.

1066 days ago
7.

There's a problem here    

Jackass was a stunt man too. Just sayin'

1066 days ago
8.

James R. - Los Angeles    

He knew what the risks were. It's part of the job, the idiot.


And besides, EVERYONE in the film and t.v. industry has SOME kind of brain damage . . .

1066 days ago
9.

Marty    

Better to use a stunt double than end up like Vic Morrow, on the Twilight Zone movie.

1066 days ago
10.

Lauri    

Sure stunt people accept certain risks but those risks are supposed to be minimized with safety procedures and finely detailed plans. If, like the story says, the stunt coordinator changed the plans and they weren't allowed time to carefully redo the planning/rehearse then the stuntman has a good case that the working conditions were not proper. Stunt people don't agree to put their lives on the line like a suicide bomber.

1066 days ago
11.

adb    

Stunt people, by definition, take chances. Perhaps he should have gone into some other line of work.

Who is at fault will be up to the court to decide.

There is always a human factor involved and humans rarely give a 100% perfect performance.

1066 days ago
12.

Carl    

I feel bad for the guy, but they use stunt doubles for a reason, because the risk of injury is too high to use the actor. They are paid quite well because their job is dangerous.

1066 days ago
13.

tmz@frog.cc    

This movie is racist.

1066 days ago
14.

Secret    

Ugh forget him, watching this lame excuse for a sequel gave me brain injuries.

1066 days ago
15.

rsmik    

So because he couldn't get the timing right, everyone else is at fault?

1066 days ago
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