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'The Smurfs' Movie

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1/21/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0119-the-smurfs-Columbia-PicturesThe people behind the new "Smurfs" movie really blue it -- at least according to a construction worker, who says an on-set accident left him all smurfed up ... and now he's suing for $15 million.

Ryan Rodriguez filed the lawsuit against Columbia Pictures, Sony Entertainment, famed toy store FAO Schwarz, and more.

According to the lawsuit, FAO Schwarz in NYC was leased by Sony and Columbia as a shooting location back in May 2010. (For you saps who've never been, FAO Schwarz is the place where Tom Hanks played the giant floor piano in "Big")



Now the sad part -- around May 20th, Ryan claims he fell off scaffolding inside FAO while doing construction on the set and "seriously and permanently" injured himself. He says the accident pretty much ruined his life and he hasn't been able to work like he's used to.

Ryan claims Columbia, Sony, FAO Schwarz and the other defendants are responsible for the accident -- by failing to provide a safe place to work -- and now, he wants $15 million in damages.

A judge has yet to rule. Calls to Columbia, Sony, FAO, and Gargamel were not returned.

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jtw    

Suck it up and get a job like the rest of us!

585 days ago
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Susan62509    

The O.S.H.A. report will tell all.

585 days ago
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Kelly    

Calls to Gargamel??! Hahahaha

585 days ago
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Twiz    

Jist another D-Bag looking for free money he most likely doesnt deserve!!

584 days ago
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skeyehi    

Occupational hazard. Quit crying. Break is over. Get back to work dumb azz

584 days ago
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Brittx    

there are soo many people suing nowadays. get a job! if you rly want to win ur case possibly sue for 1 million not 15...sounds like an interesting amount of money for someone who will never wanna work again with that amount of cash.

584 days ago
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bubbiesright    

Tell ya what loser... you deserve the pain..I was there that day..we just got done whistling at smurfette when papa smurf freaking smurfed at us..hefty smurf was really smurfing that board in place..remember??. Ohh you do...it was exactly the moment handy smurf jumped on the scaffold with you to smurf hefty board. You smurfed cause you weren't tied off..and don't blame clumsy smurf he was smurfing the wheel barrel. 15000000.. is like greedy smurf you been smoking with him ain't you..go smurf a job loser

584 days ago
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Cat    

I hope the people that watch idiots like this when they file a workers comp claim is watching this D-Bag! Sounds like he had this planned all along to me!!! He's probably out golfing right now as we speak!!

584 days ago
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Ferndog    

Wait........ He's a construction worker (that's hard labor and dangerous working conditions). I'm sure he was getting paid a lot of money (that's to cover the risk factor) he fell. He hurt himself and now he wants money because he's clumsy??? F that. No money. Maybe cover the medical bill but that's if. People don't want to work anymore. They want the easy way out. No Money sir

584 days ago
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Carl    

I'm happy I'm an American, but sometimes I have to give credit to the developing countries I've been to. There if you are stupid enough to fall off scaffolding while doing your job it is your own damn fault. That applies to most things in life there. Here most people can't fathom that if something bad happens to them it might be their own fault. Someone must always be to blame.

584 days ago
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Naphtali     

Why would any want to sue The Smurfs?

584 days ago
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Bossy Potato    

15 million is a little excessive. Wowing why has it taken so long for him to report it? Stupid guy just trying to make a buck anyway he can. Get a desk job buddy!

584 days ago
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Green37    

This happened in May 2010... and he's suing in 2013.

Is this just the first we've heard of it, or did it take that long for the injury to manifest itself?

584 days ago
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Spicy mag    

You were a clumsy construction worker, when you should've been hefty, now enjoy your broken bones mr lazy.

584 days ago
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A    

He's smurfing crazy! :)

583 days ago
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