Although the author of the gunshot that killed Halyna Hutchins and injured Joel Souza on the set of his next film, Alec Baldwin must also recover from the tragedy. He benefits from the support of his wife Hilaria and the presence of their children. While he finds the smile near his family, the actor and producer is the subject of a new complaint, filed by a collaborator.
The complainant’s name is Mamie Mitchell. She was employed as a scriptwriter on the set of the film Rust and witnessed the incident which claimed the life of Halyna Hutchins and injured Joel Souza in a shoulder. She sues Alec Baldwin, assistant director David Halls, who handed the gun to Alec Baldwin telling him it was harmless, and the gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was in charge of the guns. used by the team, for inflicting a “emotional distress“and other disorders, resulting from injury”intentionally caused“.
“The events which led to the triggering of a loaded weapon by Mr. Baldwin do not constitute mere negligence. On the contrary, from our point of view, Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he activated a weapon without having checked it and without the gunsmith having done so in his presence. His behavior and that of the producers of ‘Rust’ were dangerous“Script’s lawyer Gloria Allred said at a press conference in Los Angeles.
Mamie Mitchell, who intervened during the tragedy by calling for help, is the second to sue Alec Baldwin. Before her, the chief lighting designer of the film Serge Svetnoy, present during the accidental and fatal shooting, lodged a complaint for “negligence“.
A police officer hired by the productions should be present on all cinema or TV shooting locations …
For his part, Alec Baldwin tries to find a normal life. He was seen with his wife Hilaria Baldwin and their son Eduardo in New York City on November 23, and appears on the story Hilaria’s Instagram.
Alec spoke publicly on social media on October 22, the day after the incident (which occurred on October 21). “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness following the tragic accident which took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, a mother and a colleague deeply admired by all of us. I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to establish how this tragedy could have taken place and I am in contact with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. I’m heartbroken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna“he wrote on Twitter.