The new lawsuit filed on Thursday (Feb. 9) aims at providing “accountability and justice” to Halyna’s family. Last year, her husband filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and other people in the film production. This lawsuit was filed to seek “punitive damages, funeral and other expenses, alleging “reckless behaviour and cost-cutting” on set. It was settled last October for an undisclosed amount.
About The “Rust” Set Incident…
Cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, who is a Ukrainian, died in hospital in October 2021, after being shot in the chest by a prop gun, allegedly fired by Mr Baldwin during a rehearsal at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe. The incident occurred during the filming of “Rust” in New Mexico, but Baldwin has maintained his defense that he was told the gun was “cold”, which means safe and without ammunition, and that he did not pull the trigger.
Last month, prosecutors revealed that Alec has been distracted while speaking to family members on his mobile phone during firearms training. Not only this, but he also failed to perform mandatory safety checks with armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (also charged with involuntary manslaughter).