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November 12, 2021

Alec Baldwin sued over ‘Rust’ fatal shooting

In the wake of Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a film set, a crew member is suing Baldwin and the film’s armorer for negligence.

Serge Svetnoy, the gaffer of Rust, alleges he suffered emotional distress after nearly being struck by the bullet that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. According to court documents, Svetnoy attempted to save Hutchins’s life after Baldwin accidentally shot her with a loaded prop gun.

“[Baldwin] owed a duty to [me] and other crew members and actors on the Rust set to handle the Colt Revolver provided to him by defendant Halls with reasonable care and diligence for the safety of Rust cast and crew.”

Svetnoy’s suit claims that Baldwin should have checked the gun before firing.

“[Baldwin] owed a duty to [me] and other crew members and actors on the Rust set to handle the Colt Revolver provided to him by defendant Halls with reasonable care and diligence for the safety of Rust cast and crew,” the complaint reads.

“This duty called for Defendant Baldwin to double-check the Colt Revolver with Halls upon being handled to ensure that it did not contain live ammunition,” the suit states. “This duty further called for [Baldwin] to handle the Colt Revolver as if it was loaded and to refrain from pointing it at anyone.”

According to the suit, Baldwin was rehearsing a scene where he was supposed to draw the gun and point it at the camera — but not pull the trigger. The actor also served as a producer on the film.

“They attempted to save money by hiring an insufficient number of crew members to safely handle the props and firearms,” the filing reads.

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‘Rust’ crew member sues Alec Baldwin, armorer for negligence after shooting

5 comments on Alec Baldwin sued over ‘Rust’ fatal shooting

  1. Ray says:

    Hopefully he goes to jail but I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen

    1. Gerald Ladd says:

      Ray, if her were a republican, he’d be in jail right now!

  2. Vince says:

    You would think after he shot the first person and they fell over dead why would he point the gun at another? There’s something wrong with the picture!!!!!!’n

  3. Lila Joned says:

    Baldwin is WOKE. Dors he even know where the bullets go? Maybe he should have taken an NRA class on “Safe Handling of Firearms?”

  4. Alan1018 says:

    Baldwin did not accidentally shoot anyone. It was pure negligence and stupidity and he should be charges with the state’s version of negligent homicide.

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