The legal landscape of the actor Alec baldwin has become complicated after script supervisor Mamie Mitchell filed a lawsuit against him for the fatal accident on the set of the film “Rust”, which resulted in the death of the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins.
According to the screenwriter, the actor “chose to play Russian roulette” when he fired the gun, despite the fact that the script of the film did not ask to do so: “In our opinion, Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without checking it and without the gunsmith doing it in his presence,” said the lawyer. of Mitchell, Gloria Allred, at press conference.
On the other hand, he alleged that Baldwin must have checked the gun himself for live ammo, rather than relying on the assistant principal’s claim that the Colt .45 revolver was safe to use.
In the complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Alec Baldwin is mentioned as the cause of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other disturbances against the plaintiff. “I relive the shooting and the sound of the gun exploding over and over again,” said Mitchell, who made the emergency call after the incident occurred on Oct. 21.
However, the screenwriter Mamie Mitchell has not only decided to resort to legal means against the actor, He also did it against the assistant director Dave Halls and the man in charge of the weapons in the film, Hannah Gutiérrez, for the lack of care with the weapons inside the set.
Despite the lawsuits against him, Dave Halls and Hannah Gutiérrez have not commented on the matter and have preferred to keep a low profile around the tragic incident.
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