CBS Sued by Actors Over ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Robbery Scene
A crazy jewelry heist scene on “NCIS: New Orleans” became far too real for the actors involved … when real cops showed up and pointed their guns at them … and now they’re chasing.
The 2 actors involved in the scene, along with the owner of the jewelry store, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against CBS for allegedly misleading them into the filming of a realistic “guerrilla-style” armed robbery. in broad daylight … without proper permits and neighbors in mind.
The 3 men claim to have been approached by ‘NCIS’ producers in October 2017 to film the robbery, and they agreed to do so assuming it was a “traditional TV set” … with permits, police presence and standard security protocols.
Instead, the men accuse CBS of failing to notify local authorities and surrounding businesses that the armed robbery scene – which takes place in the middle of a busy New Orleans shopping mall – was not not real … and you can guess what happened.
Depending on the costume … the owner of the store next to the jewelry store understandably called 911 after seeing the actors jump from an unmarked van wearing ski masks carrying realistic-looking assault rifles while shouting: “It’s a flight!”
This prompted cops to rush to the scene and point their real guns at the actors … who say they could have been killed by the officers with one fake move.
The 3 men claim that the ordeal was terrifying and traumatic … and they are still feeling the psychological effects. They are suing CBS for damages.
The documents filed by the network to have the case remanded from the California court, arguing that these are events that took place in Louisiana, this is where the case should have been filed. The plaintiffs’ lawyers, Caleb mason and Alan jackson, disagree … saying the show is produced by CBS in LA
We reached out to CBS for comment … so far no word in return.
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