The parents and husband of Halyna Hutchins, the victim fatally shot on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie “Rust,” have filed a lawsuit against Baldwin, Director David Halls, and Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday and is being represented by attorney Gloria Allred. Allred is expected to hold a press conference later in the day to provide more information on the new lawsuit.
Halyna Hutchins’ family files new lawsuit against Alec Baldwin over fatal Rust shooting: report https://t.co/dAxmmsEFBv pic.twitter.com/PMilzRdBhA
— New York Post (@nypost) February 9, 2023
The lawsuit claims that safety protocols were not followed, and that Halls should have been the only one handling the gun to Baldwin. The family is seeking unspecified damages and is suing for loss of consortium, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court documents also indicate that Baldwin “cannot hide” behind claims he was told the gun was “cold” and state he should not have cocked or fired the gun during a rehearsal. The absence of sufficient plexiglass in the building has also been cited as a concern within the legal documents.
JUST IN: The parents and sister of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer killed in the "Rust" on-set shooting, plan to file a new lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and the film, according to the family's attorney. https://t.co/HqoCJyH47B
— ABC News (@ABC) February 9, 2023
Baldwin has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and is awaiting his first court appearance. He has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal, insisting he did not pull the trigger. In October 2022, Baldwin and other members of Rust Movie Productions, LLC., settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Hutchins’ husband, Matthew. The settlement included Matthew being appointed as the executive producer on the movie when production started up again in January.
Halyna Hutchins was a beloved cinematographer who tragically lost her life on the set of “Rust”. She is survived by her husband Matthew and their son Andros, who was nine years old at the time of his mother’s death. The family is hoping that this lawsuit will bring justice and closure to Halyna’s death.
The Hutchins family is seeking justice for Halyna’s death and hope that this lawsuit will bring them closure. They are hoping that this case will bring attention to safety protocols on movie sets and ensure that no other family has to go through what they have gone through.
The lawsuit is a reminder that safety protocols should always be followed on movie sets and that no one should ever have to experience the tragedy that Halyna Hutchins’ family has gone through. It is also a reminder that no one should ever be above the law, no matter how famous they may be.
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