20th Century Fox Settles With With Family Stuntwoman Joi Harris, Who Died Filming ‘Deadpool 2’
Stuntwoman Joi Harris, 40, died on the set of Deadpool 2 back in 2017 while stunting for Zazie Beetz‘ character, Domino.
According to The Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia (WorkSafeBC), the stunts woman “was ejected from the motorcycle she was operating and crashed into the window of a building.” WorkSafeBC also claimed that there could be “administrative penalty” for the incident.
After the incident, there were many reports about the studio failing to ensure Harris’ ultimate safety and failing to ensure that she was wearing headgear.
20th Century Fox put out a statement about the incident saying “safety is our top priority, and while we respectfully disagree with some of the report’s findings, Fox thoroughly reviewed its stunt safety protocols immediately following the tragic accident and has revised and implemented enhanced safety procedures and enforcement.”
Ryan Reynolds also had a few words to say about Harris’ sudden death. In a tweet he wrote, “Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming Deadpool. We’re heartbroken, shocked and devastated… but recognize nothing came close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment…”
In 2018, Deadpool 2 made a dedication to the stunts woman in the credits, but it was not until earlier this year that a legal settlement was made between Harris’ family and the studio.