In October 2018, Q’Orianka Kilcher allegedly injured her neck and right shoulder during the production of Dora and the Lost City of Gold. she consulted with a doctor and take treatment, and stopped treatment. As reported by the California Department of Insurance, Kilcher didn’t respond to the insurance company handling her claim on behalf of her employer. Kilcher then contacted the insurance company a year later in October 2019 about needing treatment.
According to the reports, Kilcher told the doctor handling the claim that she had been offered work but that she couldn’t accept it because of her neck pain. she then signed a new project Yellowstone in July-October 2019. The Department of Insurance states Kilcher received $96,838 in “undeserved disability payments” from Oct. 14, 2019, to Sept. 9, 2021.
“Third-party doctors verified her injury and entitlement to benefits,” Kilcher’s attorney said in a statement to the AP. “Ms. Kilcher was at all times candid with her doctors and treatment providers…and she never intentionally accepted benefits that she did not believe she was entitled to.”
Kilcher’s rep Michael Becker spoke to Associated Press that she plans to “vigorously defend herself and asks that she be afforded the presumption of innocence both in and outside the courthouse.”