Alec Baldwin Sued Over Deadly ‘Rust’ Shooting

The family of Halyna Hutchins, the crew member killed on the set of the movie “Rust” has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Alec Baldwin.

The film’s production companies, producers, and other key members of the crew have also been included in the lawsuit.

Baldwin was reportedly practicing the gun-retrieval method from a pew of the fake church at Bonanza Creek Ranch as Hutchins and Joel director Souza stood behind it. He was practicing how he should draw the prop gun on the set of the movie “Rust” moments before he shot and killed Hutchins and injured another.

“We continue to cooperate with the authorities to determine how live ammunition arrived on the ‘Rust’ set in the first place. Any claim that Alec was reckless is entirely false. He, Halyna and the rest of the crew relied on the statement by the two professionals responsible for checking the gun that it was a ‘cold gun’ — meaning there is no possibility of a discharge, blank or otherwise,” Aaron Dyer, attorney for Baldwin said in a statement to CNN. “This protocol has worked on thousands of films, with millions of discharges, as there has never before been an incident on a set where an actual bullet harmed anyone.”

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