Alec Baldwin targeted by complaint from victim’s family after his fatal shot on set

The American actor had killed the director of photography Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film “Rust” in October 2021.


American actor Alec Baldwin, author of a fatal shot on the set of the film Rust in 2021, is the subject of a complaint from the parents and the sister of his victim, announced Thursday the lawyer of The family.

On October 21, 2021, this shooting in a new-mexic ranch (southwest of the United States) had turned to drama when Mr. Baldwin had activated a weapon supposed to contain only white balls. A very real projectile had killed the director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injured the director Joel Souza.

This rare news item had shocked Hollywood and had a strong impact, triggering calls to ban firearms on the sets, where the presence of real ammunition is already prohibited.

Alec Baldwin is currently being prosecuted by the justice of the New Mexico for manslaughter and risks a prison sentence, just like the film’s gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

Separately, the Ukrainian family of Ms. Hutchins has decided to file a civilian complaint against the actor and the production of the film, based in California, before a court of Los Angeles, explained their lawyer Gloria Allred.

“Halyna was the light of their lives. (…) For our three customers, the tragic loss of their daughter and sister is heartbreaking, she said at a press conference. But in addition to this Tragedy, they must try to take this loss while living in Ukraine, in the midst of the war of [Vladimir] Putin. “

“Losing my sister (…) was a terrible experience, said Svetlana Zemko in a video broadcast Thursday. I think that abandoning and leaving this unacceptable.”

recovery of the filming announced

Alec Baldwin, 64, notably known for his role in the 30 Rock series, has always proclaimed his innocence. According to him, he was assured that his weapon was harmless, and he denies having pressed the relaxation. An assertion brought into doubt by many experts.

In October, the actor announced that he had reached an agreement ending the legal proceedings engaged in civilian by the widower of Halyna Hutchins, Matthew. Its amount had not been disclosed, and the resumption of the filming of Rust had been announced for early 2023, with Matthew Hutchins as an executive producer.

“The agreement concerned Matthew and his child” and “there was no agreement” for the mother, father and sister of the director of deceased photography, said Gloria Allred. According to the lawyer, Alec Baldwin “did not even contacted them (…) to say that he was sorry”. “We want (…) that justice is done to them, it’s as simple as that,” she concluded.

/Media reports cited above.