Alec Baldwin Lawyers Up To Fight Over 'Rust' Shooting, Actor Takes Sides With Production After Firing 'Live' Round That Killed Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Alec Baldwin is ready to fight. The 63-year-old actor has hired a fancy attorney to defend him, months after accidentally firing a live round on his Rust movie set and killing a crew member.
Baldwin is reportedly seeking legal assistance from Aaron S. Dyer of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. The bigwig lawyer served more than 6 years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, so he knows his stuff.
But Dyer isn't just representing the actor.
Baldwin's attorney will fight for him, Rust Movie Productions, and the other production companies involved in the low-budget film. The star has already been hit with a number of lawsuits stemming from the October shooting.
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As RadarOnline.com reported, Baldwin was sued by the movie's key gaffer, Serge Svetnoy, who claimed the actor's alleged negligence on that fatal day caused him emotional distress.
In the documents, Svetnoy alleged the bullet that struck and killed Haylana Hutchins nearly hit him too. He claimed he was one of the first people to tend to Hutchins as she lay bleeding from her chest. He said he attempted to keep her alive until help arrived.
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Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell also sued Baldwin, claiming she suffered emotional and physical injuries when he fired the shot that killed Hutchins and wounded the movie's director, Joel Souza.
She slammed the actor, alleging he was playing "Russian roulette" with the gun without letting anyone properly inspect the prop.
"Alec Baldwin intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not call for the cocking and firing of the firearm," Mitchell's attorney Gloria Allred said in a statement. "Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian Roulette with a loaded gun without checking it and without having the armorer do so."
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After the shooting, Baldwin got the hell out of Dodge with his family. He escaped to Vermont for a few weeks before returning to life as normal in NYC.
Hutchins' husband has yet to file a lawsuit against the actor, production, or anyone involved in the film.