According to the family’s lawyers, the accident shouldn’t have happened — based on the fact that basic gun safety and guidelines were not followed. Specifically, Alec Baldwin should have had training specifically for this situation, and should’ve never pointed a gun at his cast and crew.
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Shockingly, the legal team held a press conference where they presented an animated version of the shooting, which specifically shows Alec Baldwin killing the Director of Photography. It’s brutal, considering the cartoon version of events detailed the shooting and Halyna’s body being flung backward after being shot.
Plus, the animated video details the specific pistol used during the tragic accident and replays Alec pulling the gun from his chest and pointing it at the people in the room. Again, the cartoon version even attempts to get details exactly the way Alec Baldwin looks.
“Mr. Baldwin was the person holding the weapon, he has a significant liability,” a lawyer for the family said.
A lawsuit was filed today for wrongful death against Alec Baldwin and the production company behind the movie, ‘Rust.’
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In the suit, lawyers for the family say there were major lapses in safety and training with directly led to the cinematographer’s death. Alec Baldwin was only 4 feet away from the crew when he discharged the weapon, the lawsuit states, as he aimed it directly at Halyna Hutchins.
The complaint details issues with set safety in the days leading up to the tragic accident. In one case, a local camera operation made safety complaints to the producers that there had been three unsafe gun discharges and the set was “super unsafe.” Text messages and emails connected to the complaints were shared with the media, including one unit production manager who responded to the complaints “with callous sarcasm,” saying the accidental discharges were “awesome” and “sounded good.”
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As we reported, Alec Baldwin is denying any direct responsibility for the accident — essentially saying he was handed the loaded firearm by a staffer who should have never had access to live ammunition. Plus, he claims he didn’t even pull the trigger.
The lawsuit indicates that cost-cutting measures might be part of the problem after producers allegedly hired inexperienced armorers, requiring the armorer to split tie as an assistant props master, “establishing and aggressively adhering to unreasonably rushed production schedules.”
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During the press conference, lawyers for the family would not specify how much they are seeking in damages. But, reminded the crowd of reporters that a husband is now without his wife, and a son will now grow up without a mother. The damages will be “significant” is all he would confirm.
The case is filed in New Mexico, and if it goes to trial, will be heard by a jury in that state.
Interestingly, a lawyer from the New Mexico law firm working on the case, said this case is really about people from Hollywood coming to the state to “play cowboy.”
Alec Baldwin has yet to respond to the lawsuit.
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