Alec Baldwin Sued By Victim’s Family For Fatal Shooting On ‘Rust’ Film Set Shortly After Being Charged w/ Involuntary Manslaughter
Alec Baldwin has yet another lawsuit filed against him regarding the fatal “Rust” shooting.
According to legal documents, the parents and sister of Halyna Hutchins – the cinematographer killed in the “Rust” on-set shooting – have plans to file a new lawsuit against Alec Baldwin as well as several other individuals, including the film’s armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.
The documents claim that several safety protocols on set were ignored, including their plea that Gutierrez-Reed should’ve been the only one handing Baldwin the gun and not Assistant Director David Halls, who’s also named as a defendant.
Prosecutors claim that Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed failed to correct reckless safety violations and that the “Beetlejuice” actor had his finger inside the trigger and it was pulled – contradicting his statements saying he never pulled the trigger.
This new suit comes just one week after Baldwin was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, is facing the same charge. In addition, the film’s assistant director David Halls,
“has signed a plea deal for the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.”
The prosecutor added:
“If any one of these three people—Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed or David Halls—had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would be alive today. It’s that simple.”
Both charges are considered fourth-degree felonies, punishable by up to 18 months behind bars and a $5,000 fine. However, if a jury finds Alec Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed guilty of the most serious charges that carry a firearm enhancement, they could face up to five years in prison.
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