Star Wars Legal Firm Admits Guilt in Harrison Ford’s Injury While Filming The Force Awakens


During the filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actor Harrison Ford was badly injured on the Millennium Falcon set, now the legal team representing Star Wars has admired liability in the suit…

Roughly two-years ago now, when Han Solo actor, Harrison Ford, was filming a scene for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he was hit by a hydraulic metal door and pinned to the ground.

BBC News has learned today, that Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Disney, admitted two of four criminal charges brought against the company in Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court.

According to BBC News, Prosecutor, Andrew Marshall told the court that Harrison Ford had gone through the door on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and hit a button before starting to walk back through it. Apparently, Ford believed the set was not live and that the door on the Falcon, would not close.

However, the door was being remotely operated by another person, and when Ford passed beneath it, he was hit in the pelvic area and pinned to the ground. Prosecutor Marshall had this to say about the indecent:

"“It could have killed somebody. The fact that it didn’t was because an emergency stop was activated”"

BBC News states that a spokesperson said that the door had the power to crush a small car. Foodles did go on record to admit culpability, and said:

"“The safety of our cast and crew was always a top priority throughout the production.”"

For his part, Harrison Ford returned to film The Force Awakens, after healing from his injury, which just goes to show what a tough old space smuggler he is, in real life.

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Hopefully this lawsuit will shine a spotlight on the very real potential dangers that the actors can face, while filming not only Star Wars, but any film using heavy machinery. Let’s all hope that the filming for Episode VIII went much smoother, and that Episode IX has zero accidents.