• Alec Baldwin is being sued for wrongful death
  • Baldwin and his team have released a new statement 
  • Baldwin still has a hard time coping with gun accident

Alec Baldwin is being sued for the accident that claimed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' life. As Deadline reported on Tuesday, Hutchins' estate has officially brought forward charges of wrongful death against Baldwin, and his lawyers have spoken out in his defense. 

Baldwin's supposed recklessness "entirely false," lawyers say

Baldwin may have been using a prop gun on the set of his film Rust, but somehow the firearm was loaded with real ammunition when it went off. While Hutchins' estate feels Baldwin and the film's producers are at fault, Baldwin has stated he does not know how this ended up happening. According to Deadline, the film's production team and Baldwin's lawyers are in agreement that "any claim that Alec was reckless is entirely false."

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The actor and his family have been experiencing emotional turmoil since the fatal accident. Baldwin's wife Hilaria showed support for her husband on Instagram, while his daughter Ireland took to the social media platform to share that she has been harassed because of her father's involvement. In the wake of the tragedy, Baldwin chose to remove his online presence, deleting his Twitter account.

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Baldwin and the film's attorneys released a statement acknowledging their focus on investigating the circumstances. "Everyone’s hearts and thoughts remain with Halyna’s family as they continue to process this unspeakable tragedy,” it reads. The statement also reveals they took the crew's word that the gun being used was a "cold gun," and claimed "there has never before been an incident on a set where an actual bullet harmed anyone."