The supervisor of the script for the movie “Rust” Mamie Mitchell wrote in the lawsuit that the scene in which Alec Baldwin fires a pistol was not planned. He emphasizes that there was no attempt at a scene in which Baldwin would fire a pistol and that the cameras were not turned on at the time of the shot. Mitchell also blames Baldwin for not checking that the gun was loaded.
The scene in which Alec Baldwin fires his pistol was not planned – wrote the guardian of the script of the movie “Rust” in the lawsuit, on the set of which Baldwin died shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The lawsuit by the script supervisor Mamie Mitchell on Wednesday was reported by the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, which was cited by Reuters.
“The script did not assume that Alec Baldwin would fire a gun,” wrote Mitchell in a lawsuit against the American actor. This is the second lawsuit to be brought to a court in Los Angeles in connection with the tragic event of October 21.
Mitchell explains in the lawsuit that the film’s script involved shooting three quick shots – the first was to show Baldwin’s eyes, the second was to show the bloodstain on his shoulder, and then the camera was aimed at the actor’s torso, who at that time was supposed to reach his hand in the holster and remove the gun.
“The script didn’t say that Baldwin or any other person was going to fire the gun,” said the lawsuit, in which Mitchell also accused the actor of “assault, deliberately inflicting emotional suffering and intentionally causing harm.” Mitchell points out that there was no attempt at a scene in which Baldwin would fire a pistol, and the cameras were not turned on at the time of the shot. He also blames Baldwin for not checking that the gun was loaded.
Allegations against Baldwin regarding his behavior on the set of the movie “Rust”
“Alec Baldwin should have assumed that the gun in question may have been loaded and he should check it. He had no right to rely on some alleged assertion by the assistant director that it was a ‘cold gun’. Baldwin cannot hide behind another person, to justify the fact that he didn’t check the gun himself, Mitchell wrote.
Mitchell also explains in the lawsuit that Baldwin is familiar enough with the film industry’s security protocols to know that it is the set’s armorer who should demonstrate to him the empty cartridge chambers in a pistol.
The supervisor of the script also pointed out that austerity measures, including the employment of an inexperienced armorer, threatened the lives of the members of the “Rust” filming crew.
The head of the lighting team charges Baldwin and the producers of the movie “Rust”
This is the second lawsuit brought against Baldwin. Six days ago, the head of the lighting crew Serge Svetnoy accused the actor and producers of the film neglect during shooting in the form of non-implementation of safety standards and permission to “target living persons on the set of the movie ‘Rust’ with live ammunition loaded revolver.”
Svetnoy’s lawsuit also named the armorer of the set Hannah Gutierrez and assistant director Dave Halls, who confessed to investigators that he handed Baldwin the gun while filming the scene. In total, Svetnoy accused almost 20 people of negligence. So far, the Santa Fe prosecutor’s office has not brought any criminal charges against anyone.
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