"Rust" script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, has come forward and filed a lawsuit against lead actor and producer Alec Baldwin on Wednesday. She declared that “Mr. Baldwin cannot hide” from his negligence in fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding the movie’s director.
She also revealed that Baldwin did not check the gun himself, and noted that the next scene did not call for any gun fire.
“Mr. Baldwin cannot hide behind the Assistant Director to attempt to excuse the fact that he did not check the gun himself," Mitchell said. “Alec Baldwin intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not call for the cocking and firing of the firearm.”
The Associated Press notes that the suit indicates Mitchell “was standing next to Hutchins and within 4 feet (1.22 meters) of [Baldwin], and was stunned when he fired the gun inside the tiny church on Bonanza Creek Ranch on Oct. 21.”
The suit claims, “Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without checking it, and without having the armorer do so in his presence.”
Mitchell is represented by Gloria Allred. Her suit is also against Rust producers, Rust production companies, armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, and others.
Even in the event that Balwdin did not know there was a bullet in the chamber, he did every single thing wrong in handling the gun. The basic rules of gun safety are to:
- Treat every sun as if it is loaded
- Never point at someone you do not intend to kill
- Keep your finger off the trigger unless you are ready to pull it
- Know your target and what is behind it
His negligence is the only thing to blame here.
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