‘Rust’ crew member sues Alec Baldwin, tank and assistant director over fatal shooting on set

The first complaint was filed in Rust shoot.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Alec Baldwin, the film’s Gaffer Serge Svetnoy a complaint of “general negligence” made against the actor / producer, Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, Assistant Director Dave Halls, Proponent Sarah Zachry, the production and its financial backers.

Alec Baldwin and others were sued over the Rust shooting.  (Jim Spellman / Getty Images)

Alec Baldwin and others talked about the Rust shoot. (Jim Spellman / Getty Images)

“This incident was caused by the negligent actions and negligence of the defendants, and each of them, as well as their agents, principals and employers,” Complaint, obtained from Deadline, States. Simply put, there was no reason to put a live bullet in that .45 Colt revolver for anywhere on the Rust and the presence of a bullet in a revolver posed a fatal threat to everyone in its vicinity.

An aerial photo of a movie at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, NM (Jae C. Hong / AP)

An aerial photo of a movie at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, NM (Jae C. Hong / AP)

It continued: “Defendants, and each of them, including acts of negligence, have met the industry standards for detention and control over firearms on the Rust allowed, to allow real bullets to be present … it failed to properly inspect the subject of firearm before it passed along the chain of custody to an actor, allowed a firearm to be loaded with or otherwise contains a live bullet, not the basic observed weapon safety practices … allows a revolver loaded with live ammunition to point at live persons.

In addition, defenders have “cones to employ a competent and experienced tank” and “failed to hire an adequate support crew for the production armor.”

Gutierrez-Reed, 24, who was a tank on just another movie, had two jobs simultaneously on production and was too earn $ 7,913.

The lawsuit also alleges that production “was appropriate to implement appropriate safety standards and measures.” It said all the accused “could not act with reasonable care” and “violated relevant and prevailing industry standards” during the making of the film.

Svetnoy, who is seeking a jury trial, previously shared the last photo of Hutchins on set. He wrote on Facebook that they were working on several other projects together and that he was “shoulder-to-shoulder” when the gun fired Baldwin.

Svetnoy said he was holding Hutchins, a mother of one, “and my arms while they were dying. Her blood was on my hands.”

Svetnoy and accused Gutierrez-Reed, Hallen and others injured for Hutchins’ death and director Joel Souza, said the shooting was the fault of “the person who was supposed to control the gun at the site did not do so; the person who had to report it, that the loaded pistol was in place did not do so; the person who should have inspected this weapon before bringing it to the set did not do so.

He blamed the production budget of the indie film, saying: “To save a dime sometimes, you hire people who are not fully qualified for the complicated and dangerous work, and you risk the lives of the other people who are close , and also your life. “

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department has since said there was one live round in the resort gun – and another live round on the set – that there should never be. Only empty or dummy rounds are usually used.

Investigators are looking into why the real bullet was there and any person who handled the weapon before Hutchins was shot. According to search warrants, the chain of custody was as follows: Prop Master Zachry, who took the weapon out of a locked prop truck after lunch and gave it to Gutierrez-Reed, who set it up and passed it on to the Halls, who it then has. at Baldwin, told him it was “cold,” or safe to use, though not thoroughly inspected.

On Wednesday, after the lawsuit was announced, Gutierrez-Reed’s attorney Jason Bowles released a new statement obtained by Yahoo Entertainment.

It said on Tuesday that they “met with the Santa Fe County Deputy Sheriffs and continued to cooperate with Hannah and provided a full interview.”

Bowles said: “Information is coming out that needs to be fully examined and considered by the district attorney. We are also awaiting the FBI investigation and we are asking for a full and complete investigation of all the facts, including the live rounds themselves. , when they arrived at the “Dummies” box, and who put them in there. We’re convinced that this was sabotage and Hannah is being framed. mixed with the scene. “

It concluded by a Wednesday morning, “We have offered additional, critical information to share with the sheriff’s office and await their response.”

Hutchins’ husband, Matt Hutchins, did too obtain legal counsel about the fatal shooting and plans to carry out a false death trial.