The Reason Why Mötley Crüe Employee Sued The Band For $1.8 Million
Just like every other legendary band who left their mark on music history over the past few decades, it was inevitable for Mötley Crüe to have a biographical movie about their notorious lifestyle filled with drugs, alcohol, and endless partying on top of infamous stories and experiences, all of which created the band’s reputation worth of telling with every way possible, books, movies, shows, and documentaries.
Due to the fact that there are no other stories like Mötley Crüe’s, the highly anticipated movie which lasted years to make was being watched closely both by the fans and media in order to be updated on the production which was conducted by Netflix. However, when breaking news was revealed and fans found out about a tragic incident on the set of the movie, everybody felt quite distanced from the production which already kept them waiting for so many years.
Unfortunately, neither the budget nor the professional working ethics on the set prevented an accident from happening which resulted in a horrible injury for a crew member who ultimately sued the band and Netflix after losing a limb. Let’s take a further look into the making process of ‘The Dirt’ as well as the unfortunate incident which caused a person to spent weeks in the hospital.
The Story Of Making ‘The Dirt’
As some of you might know, the idea of making a Mötley Crüe biopic began as early as 2006 when Paramount Pictures and MTV Films purchased the rights to the autobiographic book ‘The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.’ Despite the fact that the first step of making the movie was accomplished, the project somehow turned into a production hell for more than ten years with multiple changes of directors and cast members before Netflix finally purchased the rights in March 2017.
Filming eventually began around New Orleans in February 2018 and the biographical comedy-drama movie, ‘The Dirt,’ starring Douglas Booth, Machine Gun Kelly Daniel Webber, and Iwan Rheon as the band members, was finally released digitally on Netflix on March 22, 2019. Despite receiving generally negative reviews from critics, who claimed that the film didn’t do a good job reflecting the more troubling aspects of the band’s history, the movie became a fans’ favorite.
Why Did A Crew Member File A Lawsuit Against Mötley Crüe?
Only a month after first starting to make the movie, a crew member named Louis DiVincenti suffered an electric shock on March 11, 2018, in New Orleans while he was passing metal pipes to other crew members and one pipe he was holding made contact with a nearby powerline which caused an electrical current that went through his whole body and blew out through his right foot.
After immediately rushing to the hospital, it was found out that DiVincenti sustained second-and third-degree burns for the most part of his body, which required numerous surgeries and skin grafts including amputation for his right foot had to be performed. After spending weeks in the hospital for his treatment, that crewmember filed a lawsuit to both Netflix and Mötley Crüe for $1.8 million to compensate for his medical bills 0n March 1, 2019.