According to a court document dated Friday, the 64-year-old actor sued the film’s weapons handler Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director David Halls, props manager Sarah Zachry, as well as weapons assistant Seth Kenney. and to the accessory company he owns.
“This tragedy occurred because live ammunition was delivered on set and the gun was loaded. Gutierrez-Reed did not check the gun carefully, but still announced that it was safe before passing it to Baldwin,” the lawsuit, filed in court, details. of the Angels.
The actor also accuses Zachry of failing to disclose that the gunsmith had “behaved irresponsibly off set and was a risk.”
On October 21, 2021, the shooting of rust on a ranch in Santa Fe (New Mexico) was marked by tragedy, when Baldwin fired a gun that was supposed to contain only blank bullets but whose real projectile had ended up fatally wounding 42-year-old Hutchins.
Baldwin’s lawsuit comes amid legal action brought by screenwriter Mamie Mitchell against several crew members, including the actor, whom she accuses of failing to follow routine security procedures.
She claims to have suffered significant emotional distress from standing near Baldwin at the time of the shooting.
In October, the actor reached an undisclosed settlement with the Hutchins family. In the event that a judge validates it, he will put an end to the civil legal proceedings initiated by the family of the deceased director against Baldwin, which accused him of “dangerous behavior”.
Hutchins’ relatives also denounced cost-cutting measures taken by the film’s producers, including Baldwin, which they say led to the filmmaker’s death.
An investigation is still ongoing in New Mexico and could lead to possible criminal charges.
Production on the film is anticipated to resume in January 2023.