Alec Baldwin is being sued by Halyna Hutchins’ family for wrongful death after the cinematographer was fatally shot on the movie set of ‘Rust.’
Alec Baldwin fatally shot 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured 48-year-old Joel Souza on the movie set in Santa Fe, Mexico in October.
Hutchins’ family said Alec Baldwin never checked the gun before using it.
Alec Baldwin is now a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Halyna Hutchins.
In the lawsuit, lawyers for the family list what they say are the lapses in safety on the “Rust” set … lapses they claim led to the cinematographer’s death.
Among the alleged lapses … live ammo on the movie set. The suit also claims other shortcomings … the crew failed to treat the gun as if it were loaded.
As for Baldwin, the suit claims he was only 4 feet from members of the crew and reached across his body and used his right hand to grab the revolver holstered on his left side, drew the revolver with a cross draw movement and aimed it directly at Hutchins while drawing back the hammer.
The suit claims, “He released the revolver’s hammer, and — BAM — defendant Baldwin fired the revolver.” Baldwin said in an interview he did not pull the trigger, but at a news conference Tuesday the Hutchins’ lawyer said “I think it’s clear what happened. Alec had the gun in his hand, he shot it — Halyna was killed. The gun cannot fire unless the trigger is engaged and the hammer is back.”
Alec Baldwin finally turned over his iPhone to authorities one month after a search warrant was issued for the device.
Alec Baldwin posted a photo with a message to his Instagram account Tuesday afternoon.