Last October, the tragic accident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins when a prop gun loaded with live rounds was fired by actor Alec Baldwin made international headlines. After a few weeks of speculation, the frenzy surrounding the story began to die down. And just when it seemed like the dust was starting to settle, things were shaken up again. Because this week a crew member has officially filed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and other producers.

Serge Svetnoy, chief of lighting on the Rust film set, filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the fatal shooting, alleging negligence that caused him “severe emotional distress” that will haunt him forever. Svetnoy stated in claim that the bullet that killed his close friend Hutchins narrowly missed him too, and he held her head as she died.


Crew Member Sues Alec Baldwin

“They should never, ever, have had live rounds on this set,” his lawyer said at a press conference held this past Wednesday in Los Angeles. The lawsuit names nearly two dozen defendants including Baldwin, who was both starring and producing.

Assistant director David Halls, who handed Baldwin the gun; and Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who was in charge of weapons on the set are also held accountable in the suit. This could be the first lawsuit of many for the production team of the film, and it looks like this story isn't going away anytime soon.

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