In the midst of being investigated by the District Attorney for possible criminal prosecution, Alec Baldwin has filed a lawsuit against crew members on the set of the Rust film, over the shooting that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, glamsquad reports.
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Baldwin claimed in her lawsuit against Chief Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, Assistant Director Dave Halls, Prop Master Sarah Zachry, and gun supplier Seth Kenney that they failed to protect the film set.
“This tragedy occurred as a result of live bullets being delivered to the set and loaded into the gun.”
“Gutierrez-Reed failed to carefully inspect the bullets or the gun, Halls failed to inspect the gun but declared it safe before handing it to Baldwin, and Zachry failed to disclose that Gutierrez-Reed had been acting recklessly off set and was a safety risk to those around her.”
Alec Baldwin went on to say that he “wishes to clear his name” and holds the crew members “accountable for their misconduct.”
According to the suit, he also blamed Kenney, the film’s gun supplier, for “haphazardly” storing all the bullets.
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According to the lawsuit, prop specialist Zachry and armorer Gutierrez-Reed failed to monitor the live rounds on the “Rust” set in New Mexico.