Alec Baldwin sued over fatal movie set shooting
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Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell is taking legal action against the actor, claiming that the scene in Rust did not call for a gun to be fired. She was the first to call the emergency services after Halyna Hutchins, 42, was accidentally shot and director Joel Souza was wounded when a gun Baldwin had been told was safe fired a live bullet.
Ms Mitchell broke down as she spoke to reporters alongside her lawyer Gloria Allred in Los Angeles yesterday after filing a lawsuit naming Baldwin, assistant director Dave Halls and the movie’s producers.
She said: “I relive the shooting and sound of the explosion from the gun over and over again.” The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, states: “Alec Baldwin intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene did not call for the cocking and firing of the firearm.
“In our opinion, he chose to play Russian Roulette with a loaded gun without checking it and without having the armourer do so.”
Ms Allred said Baldwin, 63 and an “industry veteran”, should not have trusted a gun handed to him by anyone other than the prop master or armourer. The weapon was given to him by Halls, who allegedly shouted “cold gun,” meaning not loaded with live rounds.