Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell sued Alec Baldwin over the incident that occurred on the sets of Rust
Alec Baldwin “deliberately” shot camerawoman Halyna Hutchins on the Rust set in violation of the rules of the deadly gunfight, according to a new complaint filed on Wednesday, November 17th.
Mamie Mitchell, the on-set writer who called 911 when Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was injured after filming on October 21, said, “I saw Alec move with the gun for the camera performed. “
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“Holding my script in my left hand, I took out my iPhone and opened my photos to check the continuity on his shirt and vest. Then an explosion. Deafeningly loud shot. ”She added. “I was shocked. I heard someone groan and turned around and my headmaster fell back holding his torso and I turned to Alec and saw Halyna walk down to my left,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell has filed a lawsuit alleging, “Alec Baldwin deliberately cocked and fired and loaded the gun for no good reason or excuse, even though the impending scene to be filmed did not require cocking and firing of a firearm.” She said the measures that were taken that day were all against safety norms. She said the presence of real ammunition on the sets was sufficient to conclude that firearms safety standards have been ignored.
In the lawsuit against the actor and the film production company, Hanna Gutierrez-Reed, who worked as an armourer on the set of “Rust”, is named as a defendant.
Gloria Allred, Mitchell’s attorney, said there were gun warnings on set during a press conference in Los Angeles just days before the October 21 massacre.
A cameraman spotted two shots in one of the cabin shots during training, she added. According to Allred, the cameraman is said to have written to a production manager: “It’s incredibly risky.”
The acts that led to the incident weren’t “mere negligence,” according to the attorney, as Baldwin, the producers and others were “inconsiderate” when they failed to follow proper standards when it came to keeping live ammunition and guns on the ground to keep.
Baldwin, “an industry veteran”, claims Mitchell, should have understood that, according to the lawsuit, only a prop master or an armourer should deliver a weapon to him. Mitchell claimed that an assistant director should not have given Baldwin the gun and that the actor should have realized that the assistant director’s claim that it was a “cold gun” was false.