Alec Baldwin says ‘rust’ lawsuits are targeted at ‘deep’ litigants

Alec Baldwin discusses the legal proceedings surrounding the cinematographer’s tragic death Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.

Last month, it was confirmed that the family of halina had filed a lawsuit against the 63-year-old actor, alleging reckless behavior and cost-cutting on the film’s set contributed to the cinematographer’s death.

During an appearance at the Boulder International Film Festival on Saturday, March 5, Alec claimed that the lawsuits he was named in were aimed at “deep-pocketed litigants” and did not necessarily target those most responsible for the shooting.

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“What you have is a certain group of people, litigants and whatever it is, from whatever side, which is their attitude, ‘Well, people who probably seem negligent have no d ‘money and people who have money are not negligent,'” he said. , by CNN.

“My whole career, without incident, I relied on the security experts to declare the weapon safe and I never had a problem, and it happened,” he added.

“Of course it’s for me sometimes it’s, it’s so surreal, I don’t even know what to say,” Alec continued. “When someone, whose job is to keep a gun safe, hands over someone else, whose job is to be the second layer of protection for gun safety, and that he gives you this weapon, you declare that this weapon is safe.

The incident was investigated by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. Through search warrants, it was discovered that the gunsmith Hannah Reed Gutierrez, loaded the Colt .45 with what she believed to be dummy bullets. The weapon was then entrusted to the first assistant director Dave Hallswho said it was a “cold gun” handing it over to Alec.

Three other crew members have also already filed a complaint, including the script supervisor Granny Mitchelldoctor key Cherlyn Scaefer and Reed Gutierrez. Alec argued that grannyThe case should be dismissed because it is a workers’ compensation injury, which should be handled through the state’s workers’ compensation system.

“That’s what I’ve done my whole life because you’re not allowed as an actor to declare the weapon…I mean, the joke is you don’t want that the actors do the security check. They can’t even make coffee, they’re so stupid,” the actor noted. “That woman was a lovely lady, she was a lovely lady and she was talented.”

Last month, Halyna Hutchins‘husband Mast talked about his death.

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