The family of Halyna Hutchins – a photographer who died on the set of Rust in 2021 – reached an agreement with Alek Baldwin and withdrew the lawsuit against the actor.
The tragedy of the Western “Rust” group occurred in New Mexico in October 2021. Alec Baldwin was set to play the outlaw Rust, who accused his 13-year-old grandson of accidentally causing the death of a man.
While filming a scene with a prop pistol, the actor fired a blunt bullet from a weapon that injured 42-year-old cinematographer Helena Hutchins and 48-year-old director Joel Souza. Hutchins was killed instantly and Souza was taken to the hospital. After the accident, filming stopped.
In February of this year, the Hutchins family filed a lawsuit against BaldwinThe producers and some members of the film’s crew. She accused them of violating labor standards on the set.
Under an agreement now reached, the family of Halina Hutchins has stated that The claim was unfounded. The film will be produced by Matthew Hutchins, widower of Helena Hutchins. Therefore, he can count on “Rust” distribution proceeds.
The shooting of the “Rust” group will resume in February next year. “I have no interest in blaming or blaming the producers or Mr. Baldwin. We all think so Helena’s death was a terrible accidentHutchins wrote in a statement.
“Our desire was to do what was best for Halina’s son,” Baldwin’s attorney Luke Nicas said. “We are grateful to everyone who helped resolve this tragic and painful situation.”
Director Joel Sousa, who was hit by a bullet, is scheduled to return to the set. “Those lucky enough to know Halina know that she is incredibly talented, good-natured, creative and full of positive energy. I hope the world has known her in other circumstances,” Souza wrote in a statement. “My decision to return to direct this movie came after consulting Matt and the Hutchins family. I’m glad we can finish what Helena started,” he added.
The Prosecutor’s Office has already reported this Halyna Hutchins’ family decision will not affect the proceedings in this case.
According to the FBI’s report on the incident in August, the media found that Colt’s tuned pistol “couldn’t shoot without pulling the trigger.”
Alec Baldwin himself has claimed in previous interviews He didn’t know the gun was loaded. Someone carried live ammunition in a pistol, a bullet that should not be present at all. Someone is responsible for what happened, and I don’t know who it is, but I know it it was not me – The actor argued.
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