Alec Baldwin fired “deliberately” a gun at photographer Halyna Hutchins at the plots of the film “Rust,” violating the filming protocol in a deadly shooting, according to a 30-page lawsuit filed by the film’s screenwriter on Wednesday.
Mamie Mitchell, screenwriter at the scene, when Baldwin shot Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on Oct. 21, is suing the actor, the film production company, and others for assault, intentional mental anxiety, and willful harm. Mitchell and his attorney, Gloria Allred, will announce the lawsuit at a news conference.
“Alec Baldwin intentionally, for no valid reason or excuse, tuned in and fired a loaded weapon, even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not require the firearm to be tuned and fired,” Mitchell argued in the lawsuit.
He also said that all security protocols designed to ensure safety with the firearm at the scene were ignored, such as the presence of ammunition at the scene, and that the “actions taken” that day were contrary to all industry standards.
Hanna Gutierrez-Reed, the armor of the “Rust” series, has also been named as the defendant in the lawsuit.
In the complaint, Mitchell said Baldwin “was a veteran of the industry” should have known that the propeller master or armor was the only person who should give him a gun. Mitchell said the assistant director should not have given Baldwin a gun and that the actor should have known he could not trust the assistant director’s perception that it was a “cold gun.”
“The incidents that led to Mr. Baldwin firing a loaded weapon were intentional acts and / or omissions by Alec Baldwin or” Rust “producers without any legitimate cause or excuse,” the complaint said. “Mr. Baldwin decided to play Russian roulette with a loaded weapon without checking it and without the armored player doing so. The behavior of him and the producers of” Rust “was intentional act and / or negligence. the fact that the weapon in question was handed over to Mr Baldwin by an unqualified deputy pilot, the fact that the safety bulletins were not published, or the omission combined with the fact that the scene did not require firing at all, make this an injury or death far greater than just a possibility – it was a likely consequence. “
Mitchell is suing for an indefinite amount of loss of future income, special and general damages, attorneys ’fees and penalties.