Alec Baldiwn is being sued by a member of the crew after the fatal shooting that took the life of Halyna Hutchins.
The chief electrician on the set of Rust, Serge Svetnoy, is suing Baldwin, armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and others for ‘severe emotional distress’ after the shooting.
Svetnov described how he held his friend Hutchins for more than 20 minutes as they waited for the ambulance to arrive.
He has also made a shocking fresh allegation that the scene being rehearsed inside the church where the tragedy happened did not require Baldwin to fire the gun.
Svetnov told Sky News: “I did not expect it. Nobody expected it.”
The court documents read:
“This duty called for Defendant Baldwin to double-check the Colt Revolver upon being handled to ensure that it did not contain live ammunition.”
Svetnov’s lawyer Gary Dordick added:
“When you have millionaire and multimillionaire producers putting their money and their profits before safety and human life, that must be punished, that must be stopped,”
“Alec Baldwin was sued for punitive damages because when a gun, a real gun, was given to him on the set, he assumed it was safe. He took a gun, loaded with a bullet, pointed it at human being and pulled the trigger and shot the bullet that killed people.”
Svetnoy is seeking general and punitive damages.