Crew Member Files Lawsuit over Alec Baldwin Film Tragedy
The head electrician on the film set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot dead cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month is suing the actor and other crew members over the incident.
Serge Svetnoy, a friend of Hutchins, is alleging negligence that resulted in “severe emotional distress”. He says the bullet narrowly missed him.
The authorities are still investigating the October 21st incident in New Mexico.
No criminal charges have been brought against anyone.
Svetnoy’s civil lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles. It names nearly two dozen defendants.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Svetnoy said he had seen guns sitting unattended in the dirt a few days before the fatal shooting, adding that he had warned the people responsible for them.
His lawsuit alleges that on the day of the shooting he “felt a strange and terrifying whoosh of what felt like pressurised air”, when the gun went off. He was struck by “discharge materials from the blast”.
At the news conference, Svetnoy said he had kneeled down to try to help Hutchins.
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