Alec Baldwin sued by Halyna Hutchins family in wrongful death lawsuit after tragedy

Alec Baldwin opens up in first interview since fatal shooting

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Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography, was fatally shot when Alec Baldwin discharged a firearm on the set of the film Rust. The actor was holding a revolver on set in New Mexico during rehearsal when it was fired killing Hutchins in October. Baldwin has said he did not know the gun was loaded.

Alec, 63, has maintained that it was Hutchins herself who asked him to point the gun just off-camera and toward her armpit before it went off.

Director Joel Souza was also wounded in the shooting on the Bonanza Creek Ranch film set near Santa Fe.

The suit was filed on behalf of Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, and their son Andros, who held a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday to announce the lawsuit.

The suit claims Alec and the other defendants in the case “failed to perform industry-standard safety checks and follow basic gun safety rules while using real guns to produce the movie Rust, with fatal consequences”.

Attorney Brian Panish, representing Hutchins’ husband, said Baldwin and and “others who are responsible for the safety on set, and whose reckless behavior and cost-cutting led to the senseless, tragic death of Halyna Hutchins”.

According to Panish, his firm has conducted an independent investigation that he said uncovered “numerous violations of industry standards” by Baldwin and the other defendants named in the complaint that was filed in New Mexico on Tuesday.

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