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Irish Mirror
Charlotte Everett

Alec Baldwin sues Rust film crew for negligence following fatal shooting

Alec Baldwin has allegedly sued the Rust film crew for negligence following a fatal shooting.

The lawsuit names film armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, first assistant director David Halls, property master Sarah Zachry, and weapons and rounds supplier Seth Kenney and his company as defendants.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed last year on the film set of Rust when a prop gun was fired.

The cross complaint from Baldwin’s Quinn Emanuel attorney Luke Nikas says: "This tragedy happened because live bullets were delivered to the set and loaded into the gun, Gutierrez-Reed failed to check the bullets or the gun carefully, Halls failed to check the gun carefully and yet announced the gun was safe before handing it to Baldwin, and Zachry failed to disclose that Gutierrez-Reed had been acting recklessly off set and was a safety risk to those around her."

Alec has reportedly sued a film crew for negligence (Getty Images)
Halyna died after being shot (alecbaldwininsta/instagram)

The filing goes on to say how the aftermath of the shooting has impacted his career.

It says: "Baldwin has also lost numerous job opportunities and associated income. For example, he’s been fired from multiple jobs expressly because of the incident on Rust and has been passed over for other opportunities, which is a direct result of the negligence of Cross-Defendants Gutierrez-Reed, Halls, Kenney, PDQ, and Zachry."

It describes that Alec has suffered personal consequences as well as being ' wrongfully viewed as the perpetrator of this tragedy'.

"More than anyone else on that set, Baldwin has been wrongfully viewed as the perpetrator of this tragedy. By these Cross-Claims, Baldwin seeks to clear his name and hold Cross-Defendants accountable for their misconduct," Alec's lawyer writes.

Filming will resume next year (Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office)

"There can be no doubt that others have suffered from Cross-Defendants’ negligence far more than Baldwin has."

Rust will continue filming in January, with Halyna's widower Matthew Hutchins working as executive producer.

He will receive a portion of the film's profits, Baldwin's lawyer said.

In a statement Halyna's husband Matthew said: "We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed.

Alec was filming Rust when the shooting happened (PA)

"The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023. I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin).

"All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work."

Meanwhile, the director, Joel Souza stated that it was 'bittersweet' to be working on the film following Hutchins' death.

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