Omar went a little too far
Omar Epps is being sued for going way off script and breaking a woman’s arm. Donzaleigh Abernathy claims in a new lawsuit that the actor improvised an action scene with her on the set of the USA show Shooter that left her arm fractured.
Apparently, the scene involved Epps character murdering Abernathy’s. What it didn’t call for is Epps throwing a forearm shiver into the older actress. The 59-year-old woman said that Epps slammed his forearm into her arm, breaking it, and then threw her forcefully to the floor. According to TMZ, the actress is coming for Epps for being negligent and reckless during the scene and sending her to the hospital.
TMZ reports that Abernathy’s suit mentions production being shut down for the day as she was rushed to the hospital, so it’s unlikely that Epps is unaware of the incident if it happened. Abernathy has named Epps and Paramount Pictures — who produces the show — in the lawsuit where she alleges negligence and assault and battery. She wants her present and future medical costs covered as well as damages for pain and suffering.
The show that Epps and Abernathy were working on follows an ex-military man named Bob Lee Swagger (yes, really) as he tries to outrun a plot by the U.S. government to pin a visiting head of state’s assassination on him.
Epps plays Isaac Johnson, a Secret Service agent who served with Swagger in Afghanistan and begins to question his part in the plot as the show goes on. Isaac’s loyalty to Bob Lee eventually forces him to become a fugitive himself and the show follows both of them as they narrowly escape endless attempts on their lives and try and uncover the conspiracy in which they’ve been ensnared.
While the role is rather dark and he’s staring down a lawsuit, in his personal life things couldn’t be better. He’s been married to Keisha Epps (née Spivey) of the R&B group Total for over a decade and the family recently shared a tender moment when Epps helped his oldest daughter accessorize for her prom.
Keisha also shared a nice message to Omar for their 12th wedding anniversary in a post to Instagram. The letter noted how the pair had dated in the early ‘90s, drifted apart, and then came back together for their long marriage. Check out her sweet tribute below.
“We connected at first sight 26 years ago. Reconnected almost 15 1/2 years ago and 12 years ago today, we took our vows to LOVE one another forever. I still want forever with you baby. You have given me many of my GREATEST joys. Thank you babe. Even our less than a handful of downs couldn’t touch our LOVE. That’s LOVE. Over and over and over again…I choose you…’I do’ You know the rest❤️ Happy 12th Anniversary Omar😘😘😘 I thank God for the blessing of your LOVE. What a BEAUTIFUL soul you are”
What do you think? Is Epps going to have to pony up? What made him decide to throw down so violently with a woman 15 years his senior? Was he just too far gone into the role of Isaac? Do you think Omar Epps is method? Let us know what you think in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.