Alec Baldwin is facing another lawsuit over the shooting on the set of his film, “Rust.” This one is filed by attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of the parents and sister of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in the accidental gunfire.
Allred announced the latest lawsuit against Baldwin in a press release on Thursday with additional details to be revealed during a press conference scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET.
The announcement comes more than a week after the 64-year-old-actor was formally charged alongside Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the on-set armorer, in connection with Hutchins’ death. They’re both facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter, while first assistant director David Halls has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.
Baldwin was rehearsing a scene inside the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M. when he mistakenly shot Hutchins on Oct. 21, 2021. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also struck in the shoulder. He said Baldwin was seated in a church pew, practicing a move in which he whips a pistol from its holster when it suddenly went off.
In wake of the deadly accident, Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the producers of “Rust,” including Baldwin. According to the suit, if proper protocols had been followed on set, “Halyna Hutchins would be alive and well, hugging her husband and 9-year-old son.”
The grieving husband has since revealed he agreed to a settlement that will allow production on the film to resume in January 2023. He was also made an executive producer as part of the agreement.
Baldwin has repeatedly denied responsibility for the shooting. He claimed the gun went off accidentally and that he did not pull the trigger — but a recent FBI forensic report found the weapon could not have fired unless the trigger was pulled.
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