Halle Berry is directing and starring in a new Netflix film called ‘Bruised’. She will be playing Jackie Justice a disgraced MMA fighter, determined to get one last shot in the ring.
That’s the good news!
The bad news is, Halle is getting sued by Cat Zingano who is claiming she was promised a role in the movie.
Read below via TMZ:
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Cat claims she met with Halle back in July, 2019 to talk about a movie HB was directing, “Bruised,” and says Halle told her she was perfect for the project.
Cat claims Halle told her to keep her schedule clear because film production was on the horizon, but she says the UFC came calling soon thereafter with a big fight offer.
In the docs, Cat claims she talked to Halle about the fight offer and claims Halle advised she pass on the fight if she wanted to be in the film, citing liability concerns from the movie’s insurer.
Cat claims she agonized over the decision — the movie versus the big fight — and says she ultimately turned down the fight. She says the UFC then released her from her contract.
According to the suit, Cat claims she looped Halle in on her decision not to fight and her subsequent release from the UFC, and says she was shocked and dismayed when Halle told her she could no longer be involved in the movie because she was no longer fighting in the UFC. She claims she was told the movie could only work with UFC fighters.
Cat — who’s currently a Bellator fighter — claims Halle has cut off all communications from her.
Cat is now suing for damages because she relied on Halle’s promises and “ended up getting screwed”.