Mia Goth denies deliberately kicking extra

Mia Goth wants a lawsuit thrown out credit:Bang Showbiz
Mia Goth wants a lawsuit thrown out credit:Bang Showbiz

Mia Goth has denied intentionally kicking an extra in the head and mocking him in the bathroom.

The 30-year-old actress was accused of battery in January following an alleged incident on the set of 'MaXXXine' - in which she plays the title role of Maxine - last year, with James Hunter claiming the star deliberately lashed out at him after he complained about almost being stepped on before cornering him in the washroom, where she allegedly "laughed, mocked, taunted and belittled" the background star.

However, Mia has now filed a response to the lawsuit and asked Los Angeles Superior Court to dismiss the case.

She argued in documents obtained by “If any of the allegations in the Complaint occurred, which Defendant denies, then each and every cause of action alleged against Defendant therein is barred because Plaintiff consented to and approved all the acts and/or omissions about which Plaintiff now complains.”

The 'Suspiria' actress insisted any damages allegedly suffered by her accuser “were not proximately caused by any acts or omissions of” her, and called for the claims to be dismissed and her attorney fees be covered.

Her response follows those filed by director Ti West and production company A24, who are also being sued and have denied all allegations of wrongdoing.

A judge has yet to rule.

In his original lawsuit, James explained he was hired to play 'Dead Parishioner' for a scene where he was made to lie down in the dirt and play dead while Mia was asked to "step over him, look down at him, and continue to run" past him.

But the actor alleged that around the fourth take of the scene, the actress almost stood on him, and she was "warned to be careful regarding how she stepped" after he told second assistant director John Hall about what had happened.

However, according to the lawsuit, in the next take, Mia "intentionally kicked" him in the head with her boot, which caused him to "immediately experience headache and stiffness in his neck."

James reported his injury to John, who told Mia and director Ti West what had happened, but he received no medical assistance.

He claimed Mia later invaded his privacy in a bathroom, where she allegedly laughed, mocked, taunted and belittled him and "dared" him to" do anything about it."

The background actor claimed he was then told the following day he received an email and phone call from the casting company telling him he had been taken off the production for the final two days of filming in April 2023 and banned from set with "no reason" given.

He continued to "experience head trauma symptoms including loss of memory, confusion, and disorientation", and sought treatment at hospital, where a doctor declared he had "suffered a concussion from having been kicked in the head" by the actress.

James is suing Mia for battery and wrongful termination - with director Ti and production company A24 also named as defendants in the latter claim - and wants damages of over $250,000 for each cause. He wants a trial by jury.