Family of Halyna Hutchins sues Alec Baldwin for Shooting the Cinematographer to Death While on set for ‘Rust’

Fatal Shooting of Halyna Hutchins by Alec Baldwin

The family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was shot dead while on a set of a movie titled ‘Rust’ has sued Alec Baldwin, the man who accidentally shut her dead with a gun from the movie props.


The family filed a wrongful death suit against actor Alec Baldwin and others on Tuesday, February 15 claiming they disregarded several industry-wide practices meant to keep movie sets safe.


The lawsuit was filled by the lawyers of Matthew Hutchins, husband of late Halyna, in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, on behalf of Matthew and the couple’s 9-year-old son.


The lawsuit names Alec Baldwin and others who are responsible for the safety on the set and whose reckless behavior and cost-cutting led to the senseless and tragic death of Halyna Hutchins,” Attorney Brian Panish told a news conference in Los Angeles.



The wrongful death suit named about two dozen defendants in addition to Baldwin, including armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed and assistant director David Halls




Panish said Baldwin bears “a significant portion of liability” because he was holding the weapon that killed Hutchins.



The attorney showed an animated recreation of what he believed happened inside the church where actors were filming when the shooting occurred.



The lawyer said he did not believe the weapon was ‘cold’ or not working properly.



“The gun cannot fire unless the trigger is engaged and the hammer is back,” Panish said. “So he had the gun. He says he pulled the hammer back. It fired. She was killed.”



Late Halyna Hutchins with her husband Matthew Hutchins and their 9 year old son
Late Halyna Hutchins with her husband Matthew Hutchins and their 9 year old son



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