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Lawsuit alleges Alec Baldwin ‘recklessly shot’ Halyna Hutchins

BoomRadioNG | February 16, 2022
Alec Baldwin “recklessly shot and killed” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust last year, a lawsuit from her family has alleged.
Hutchins, 42, died last year during a scene rehearsal after a gun held by Baldwin discharged a live round.
Baldwin is one of several defendants named in the wrongful death lawsuit.
Lawyers for the Hutchins family said she would still be alive if crew members had not cut corners.

Alec Baldwin
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Common

Tuesday’s lawsuit was filed in the First Judicial District Court of New Mexico on behalf of Ms Hutchins’ husband Matthew and son Andros, and seeks unspecified damages.
At a news conference, lawyers for the Hutchins family also presented an animated re-enactment of the shooting.
They claimed Baldwin and others “failed to perform industry standard safety checks and follow basic gun safety rules”.
The lawsuit also faults producers for “cutting corners on safety procedures where human lives were at stake, rushing to stay on schedule and ignoring numerous complaints of safety violations”.
Other defendants named include assistant director David Halls, armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and prop master Sarah Zachry.
Halls and Gutierrez-Reed have both faced complaints in the past that they did not adhere to on-set safety measures.
Paul Ayorinde

Written by BoomRadioNG

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