“This tragedy happened because live ammunition was delivered to the set and loaded into the guns, Gutierrez Reed’s failure to carefully check the bullets and the guns, and Halls’ failure to carefully check the guns. , announced that the gun was safe before handing it over to Baldwin. We didn’t disclose that,” Nikas wrote.
The Washington Post was unable to immediately reach the defendants Friday night.
In October 2021, Baldwin is inside a church building at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, practicing aiming a gun when it fires, killing cinematographer Halina Hutchins, and killing director Joel. Injured Sousa. It was not clear why the prop had live ammunition.
According to an interview conducted by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, people on set watched Halls retrieve a . Or heard. The industry term means that the weapon has no live ammunition.
A New Mexico coroner ruled Hutchins’ cause of death an accident after being shot in the chest. The FBI reported that the gun could have fired without pulling the trigger.
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Baldwin’s lawsuit is the latest since the shooting: Gutierrez Reed sued Kenny, saying he was responsible for a live bullet on set. It sued several people, including Halls, over workplace safety allegations.
Halina Hutchins’ husband Matthew Hutchins earlier this year filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin and other parties involved in the production, seeking compensatory and punitive damages. did.
After news of the settlement, Matthew Hutchins called his wife’s death “a terrible accident.”
“I am not interested in engaging in blaming or assigning responsibility. [to the producers or Mr. Baldwin]”We all believe Halina’s death was a terrible accident,” Hutchins said in a statement last month after reaching a settlement with the actor.
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Filming will resume next year, with Matthew Hutchins serving as executive producer, according to a statement.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office filed an investigation report with local prosecutors in October, but the findings have not been made public. Local prosecutors have not filed criminal charges in the shooting.