(ReliableNews.org) – On October 21, actor Alec Baldwin was reportedly rehearsing a scene for his movie “Rust” when he fired a prop gun. The weapon contained a live round that struck cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, killing her and injuring director Joel Souza. Baldwin maintains it was an accident, but someone else who worked on the set is singing a different tune in a new lawsuit.
Mamie Mitchell, the movie’s script supervisor, filed a lawsuit on November 17, alleging the script never required Baldwin to fire the weapon. The complaint alleged the actor “intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun,” even though the scene did not call for him to fire the weapon. Mitchell accused the actor of playing “Russian roulette with a loaded gun without checking it.”
A lawsuit by Mamie Mitchell, a script supervisor on Rust, says “there was nothing in the script” requiring the use of a firearm in the upcoming scene. https://t.co/bkIvuv7sxv
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Mitchell said she was standing about four feet away when Baldwin fired the weapon. She claimed she is suffering from “extreme mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering” resulting from the tragedy. She is suing Baldwin, armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director David Halls and several production companies. Another plaintiff filed a similar lawsuit earlier this month against the actor and others, accusing them of negligence.
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