Oh Justin Timberlake, what hath thou wrought?
The term "wardrobe malfunction" always brings to mind that little bit of Super Bowl business years ago, but now its taken on a more sinister dimension thanks to the mysterious circumstances behind a lawsuit against the makers of "Men In Black 3" from one of its many extras.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a purported model and personal trainer named Danika Gerner has filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against Columbia Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and a whole slew of people who worked in the costume department for last weekend's big box office winner starring Will Smith.
While its always suspicious when someone waits until a movie is out and making money to sue the pants off its makers, this case sounds particularly odd in its description of a costume slapped on Gerner in "defective and dangerous condition" and that the defendants were "negligent in failing to take suitable precautions" and caused "serious bodily injuries" to her moneymaker, a.k.a. her body.
The strangest part so far, which could simply be due to the sensitive nature of the "injuries," is a lack of description of either this iron maiden of a costume or the mutilations it inflicted during filming dates on May 9-14, 2011, in New York City. Could it have been too tight? Did it cause a rash? Was it made of metal, poison-tipped spikes?
Whatever the cause, we would not be surprised if the studio hushes this case up, valid or not, with a Big Willie Style cash settlement.