Alec Baldwin Rust Shooting ACCIDENT: Alec Baldwin And Other ‘Rust’ Producers Request Court Order To Toss Out Wrongful Death Suit

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Alec Baldwin Rust Shooting ACCIDENT takes a new turn, In the wake of two lawsuits, Alec Baldwin is fighting to have a lawsuit brought against him over a fatal shooting on the set of his film, Rust, thrown out.

Key Points

• Baldwin is innocent and had nothing to do with the shooting

• The lawsuit will cripple his production company and cause dozens of people to lose their jobs

• This is a frivolous lawsuit that seeks to make money off of a tragedy

• By appealing, Baldwin is ensuring that justice will be served

Movie Shoot Tragedy Continues to Unfold in Court

Alec Baldwin Rust Shooting ACCIDENT, Credit: Tremblzer.com
  •  Alec Baldwin’s legal team has appealed for a lawsuit brought against the actor over the fatal shooting on the set of his film, Rust, to be thrown out.
  •  The appeal relates to a lawsuit filed by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who alleges that Baldwin fired a prop gun when it was not called for in the script.
  • It was the second suit brought against the actor following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot on the set of the Western film on location in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October.
  • Baldwin’s legal team says there is nothing in Ms. Mitchell’s allegations to suggest that anyone knew the prop weapon contained live ammunition leading up to the “unprecedented” incident.

In a motion to dismiss, for example, attorneys for Mr. Baldwin wrote: “The plaintiff’s allegations contain no evidence that any of the defendants, including Mr.Baldwin, intended the prop gun to be loaded with live ammunition.”

  • “Moreover, the plaintiff’s allegations indicate that none of the defendants was aware that the prop gun contained live ammunition.”
  • “Obviously, the lack of such claims makes perfect sense because the occurrence appears to be unparalleled in the film industry,” I write.
  •  Baldwin’s lawyers made the submissions at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday 24 January, according to court documents.
  • When filing the lawsuit in November, Ms. Mitchell’s lawyer Gloria Allred accused the actor of playing “Russian roulette” when he fired the gun without checking it and without having an armorer do so in his presence.
  • The star is also facing another lawsuit brought by the head of lighting on the film, Serge Svetnoy, who claims he was suffering “severe emotional distress” following the incident.
Alec Baldwin Rust Shooting ACCIDENT, Credit: Tremblzer.com
  • As well as Baldwin, both lawsuits name nearly two dozen defendants associated with the film including David Halls, the assistant director who handed the actor the gun; and Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who was in charge of weapons on the set.
  •  Earlier in January, Baldwin shared a video on social media to say that claims he is not complying with the shooting investigation are a “lie”.
  • In December, Depp said in an interview with Good Morning America that he does not feel guilty about the tragedy because “someone is accountable for what happened and I can’t say who it is, but I know it’s not me.”
  •  He also said he never pulled the trigger of the prop gun, but that it went off when he released the hammer – the mechanism that can be cocked back before firing.

Alec Baldwin is fighting to have a lawsuit brought against him over the fatal shooting on the set of his film, Rust, thrown out. The appeal relates to a lawsuit filed by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who alleges that Baldwin fired a prop gun when it was not called for in the script. It was the second suit brought against the actor following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot on the set of the Western film on location in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October. Baldwin’s legal team says there is nothing in Ms. Mitchell’s allegations to suggest that anyone knew the prop weapon contained live ammunition leading up to the “unprecedented” incident.


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