Alec Baldwin Sued by Halyna Hutchins’ Family after ‘Rust’ Shooting


The family of the late Halyna Hutchins has filed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and several other individuals and companies in connection with the fatal “Rust” shooting incident.

The parents and sister of Hutchins have named Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed among the defendants.

The legal documents state that several safety protocols were disregarded on the set of the shooting, including the requirement that Gutierrez-Reed should have been the only one handling Baldwin’s gun, not Assistant Director David Halls, who is also named in the lawsuit.

According to the family’s claims, Baldwin, being a veteran actor, should have insisted on demonstrating or checking the gun himself, rather than relying on Halls’ alleged statement that the gun was “cold.”

The scene being filmed did not call for the gun to be cocked or fired and the family alleges that the plexiglass in the building was insufficient, which could have ensured Hutchins’ safety.

The lawsuit seeks damages for loss of consortium, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and more. No comments have been received from Baldwin, Gutierrez-Reed, or Halls.

Last week, Baldwin was charged with involuntary manslaughter due to the shooting incident.

The district attorney’s list of charges included several of the same reasons cited in the lawsuit and pointed out potential discrepancies in Baldwin’s multiple interviews following the incident.

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