Adam Sandler is gonna have a lot more to worry about than his upcoming
trainwreck film, "Grown Ups 2". As of last week, the actor may find himself caught up in a lawsuit regarding his eight-time Razzie-nominated film — and Sandler's second Worst Actor win in a row! — "That's My Boy".
Richard Houpert, a Boston carpenter who worked on the set of Sandler's 2012 movie, is suing for $1 million in damages after being injured on set. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Houpert has filed a lawsuit against Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Sandler's Happy Madison Productions after sustaining fractures and losing several fingers on his right hand. (Ouch!)
Apparently, Houpert was working with a table saw that wasn't properly fitted with safety components, causing his hand to be "drawn into the saw." The injuries, which have reportedly caused loss of income, prompted Houpert to sue Happy Madison for gross negligence, claiming "willful, wanton and reckless misconduct to wit their failure" to ensure the saw's safety. He argues that "the cost to provide saws with saw stops, guards, or other safety equipment was minimal compared to the enormity of the risk of injury to the users of the saws." Houpert is also targeting Sony and Columbia for not ensuring on-set safety.
No word from Sandler, Sony, or any of the studios yet, so stay tuned to see how this one plays out.