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In October 2021, the filming of the film “Rust” turns into a nightmare. As Alec Baldwin was rehearsing a scene, the man fired a gun said to contain only dummy bullets. A shot, very real, which fatally killed Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography.
Let’s go back to this year, a year after the tragedy. At the beginning of October 2022, Alec Baldwin announced that he had reached an agreement with the family of the deceased. This agreement puts an end to the civil legal proceedings initiated by the family of Halyna Hutchins against the one who killed their loved one. The amount of the negotiations was never disclosed.
Yet today, it seems that the wind is no longer on Baldwin’s side. While the lawsuit involving Halyna Hutchins’ relatives may have been dropped, that doesn’t mean Alec Baldwin gets off so easily. The actor is still being pursued by Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor for “Rust”. Baldwin’s attorneys had appealed the decision, but on Tuesday it was announced that Mitchell could still sue the actor. Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell sued Alec Baldwin for, among other things, negligence.
Baldwin faces punitive damages
A year ago, the American actor’s lawyers filed a request to remove Baldwin’s name from the entire trial. But it was revealed that a judge had rejected the request. If Mrs. Mitchell ends up winning her case, it does not bode well for the American actor. Indeed, there is a strong chance that Baldwin will have to pay punitive damages.
The screenwriter’s legal team is already satisfied with the judge’s decision. Indeed, Gloria Allred, one of Mitchell’s attorneys in this case, released the following statement. “We are very pleased to have won and that the court has allowed us to sue Alec Baldwin for, among other things, willful infliction of emotional distress and negligence. She continued, “Furthermore, following Mr. Baldwin’s objection, the court allowed us to seek damages. »
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Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting: the actor could finally be sued