The family of late Ukrainian cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has filed a lawsuit against actor Alec Baldwin, alleging that reckless behaviour and trying to cut costs led to Hutchins’ death on set of “Rust”.
The lawsuit also names seven producers as defendants: Ryan Smith, Allen Cheney, Nathan Klingher, Ryan Winterstern, Anjul Nigam, Matthew Delpiano and Emily Salveson as well as crew members Sarah Zachry, Dave Halls, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, Gabrielle Pickle and Seth Kenney, among others.
While the actor is yet to react to the new allegations, he granted interviews last year denying any wrong doing.
The 42-year-old cinematographer was fatally shot and killed on 21 October 2021 while preparing for a scene in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when a gun held by Baldwin accidentally went off.
“Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” Mr. Baldwin said in an ABC television interview in December. “Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”
The bullet from Baldwin’s gun struck Hutchins in the torso and lodged in the shoulder of the director, Joel Souza. Hutchins was airlifted to a hospital in Albuquerque, where she died.