Actress Tippi Hedren, who was attacked by homicidal birds in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” was awarded $1.5 million in past and future lost earnings for an incident in which a gallon of water hit her on the head during a rehearsal for a TV show, The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq., reports.
It’s thought that the water had accumulated under the plywood roof of the soundstage because a bird’s nest was blocking part of the air conditioning system, the story notes. “Fashion House” was an English-language telenovela that aired on MyNetworkTV.
Hedren had spinal fusion surgery in 2006, just before taking the role on “Fashion House,” and said the surgery had relieved her of headaches. But the water incident brought back the headaches, which persisted despite treatment. She brought a personal injury lawsuit against the owner and lessee of the soundstage in 2006.
The award was the result of a California appeals court affirming a $1.5 million judgment, the story notes.