CBS sued by actors over NCIS: New Orleans robbery scene
The crazy jewelry theft scene in “NCIS: New Orleans” became very realistic for the actors involved … when real cops showed up and pointed their guns at them … and now they’re sued.
The two actors involved in the scene, along with the owner of the jewelry store, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against CBS for misleading them into launching a realistic “guerrilla-style” armed robbery in broad daylight … without proper permits or giving men Police and neighbors.
The three men claim to have been contacted by the producers of “NCIS” in October 2017 about filming the theft, and have agreed to do so assuming it is “traditional television footage” … with permits, police presence and standard safety protocols.
Instead, the men accuse CBS of failing to notify local authorities and surrounding businesses that the scene of the armed robbery – which took place in the middle of a busy New Orleans shopping center – was not real … and you can guess what happened.
According to the suit … the shopkeeper next door to the jewelry store called 911 after seeing the actors jumping from an unmarked truck wearing ski masks with realistic-looking assault rifles while yelling, “This is theft!”
This prompted the cops to race to the scene and direct their real weapons at the actors … who say they may have been killed by the officers with one wrong move.
The three men claim the ordeal was terrifying and painful … and they were still feeling the psychological effects. They are suing CBS for damages.
Documents filed for the network to get the case out of a California court, arguing that it relates to events that occurred in Louisiana, so the case had to be filed. Attorney for the plaintiffs, Caleb Mason And the Alan JacksonI don’t agree … saying the show is produced by CBS Los Angeles
We reached out to CBS for comment … so far, no word has come.
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