*Omar Epps is being sued for assault and battery by one of his co-stars in the USA show “Shooter” …an actress who just so happens to be the daughter of late civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy.
According to the lawsuit, reported by TMZ, Donzaleigh Abernathy claims she was filming a scene with Epps in May 2016 where his character was supposed to murder her character, when he “completely deviated from the script” and “threw his left forearm with full force at [her] right arm,” and broke it.
The lawsuit states that he also dropped her hard on the floor and injured her back. She claims production was stopped and she was rushed to the hospital.
Abernathy, who was 59 at the time, accuses Epps of being negligent and reckless in his handling of her during the scene.
Abernathy is suing the actor, along with Paramount Pictures, for negligence and assault and battery. She’s asking for damages for her pain and suffering, as well as payment of all medical costs.