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Actor Alec Baldwin, who fired the gun that killed a technician and filmmaker on the set of the film Rust, “played Russian roulette” when he handled a weapon without respecting the safety regulations in force in the film industry, he considered – harshly – a filming partner in another lawsuit filed against the Hollywood star comedian, this Wednesday, in Los Angeles.

Mamie Mitchell, scriptwriter of the film that became a tragedy – and whose director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, died on October 21 – is the second member of the film crew to file a complaint against Baldwin and the other producers.

Mitchell, who pgave psychological assistance immediately after the incident, he said he suffered from “emotional distress” and other disturbances for damage “intentionally caused” for the production, as reproduced by the AFP agency.

“The events leading to the firing of a loaded gun by Mr. Baldwin they are not mere negligence“, warned the lawyer of the screenwriter, Gloria Allred, in a press conference in Los Angeles.

Mamie Mitchell Sues Alec Baldwin, Under The Gaze Of His Lawyer Gloria Allred Who Accused Him Of &Quot;Playing Russian Roulette.&Quot;  Photo David Mcnew / Afp

Mamie Mitchell sues Alec Baldwin, under the gaze of his lawyer Gloria Allred who accused him of “playing Russian roulette.” Photo David McNew / AFP

The lawyer went further and argued: “On the contrary, from our point of view, Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without having reviewed it and without the gunsmith having done it in his presence. “

“His behavior and that of the Rust producers was dangerous,” he said.

Also the subject of the lawsuit is Deputy Director David Halls, who handed the gun to Baldwin telling him that it was harmless, and the gunsmith on the set, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, responsible for weapons used by the team.

The 24-year-old has repeatedly claimed that I was not aware of the presence of live ammo on set. This real bullet was in Baldwin’s revolver while he was rehearsing a scene, and it went through Hutchins’ body and wounded the film’s director, Joel Souza.

“Mr. Baldwin and the (other) seasoned professionals knew that the weapon in question should never have been delivered by the deputy director, “but by the gunsmith, Allred said.

Rust Director Of Photography Halyna Hutchins, Who Was Shot Dead By Alec Baldwin.

Rust Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins, who was shot dead by Alec Baldwin.

“Baldwin knew the rule”

The actor “could therefore not trust any statement from the assistant director about the safety of the weapon“, reproached the lawyer.

Safety regulations in force in the United States film industry state that the gunsmith must explicitly show the actor that the gun is safe and then hand it over directly.

“The Lord Baldwin knew that was the rule and that was not followed. And he did not check the weapon himself, “the lawyer added.

Alec Baldwin, Pictured After Accidentally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins To Death.  Photo Santa Fe New Mexican

Alec Baldwin, pictured after accidentally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins to death. Photo Santa Fe New Mexican

Last week, Serge Svetnoy, lighting chief of the film, present during the filming, also presented a complaint for “negligence” against the actor, the production and the gunsmith.

For his part, Matthew Hutchins, husband of the late film assistant Rust, hired the law firm Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi, with Brian Panish as lead attorney, a family spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times, adding that the widower “remains focused on taking care of his son and processing his pain,” although he evaluates a demand logic.

With agencies.

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