Actor and raging leftist Alec Baldwin has been slapped with a heavy lawsuit related to the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the “Rust” movie set.
According to a new lawsuit filed by “Rust” script supervisor Mamie Mitchell on November 17th, Alec Baldwin “intentionally” fired a gun toward Halyna Hutchins, completely disregarding set protocol.
“I saw Alec going through his movement with the gun for the camera,” said Mitchell, who called 911 after Baldwin shot and killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on Oct. 21.
“I was holding my script in my left hand and had taken out my iPhone and opened up my photos to check the continuity on his shirt and vest.,” she continued. “Then an explosion. Deafening loud gunshot.”
“I was stunned. I heard someone moaning and I turned around and my director was falling backwards and holding his upper body and I turned around toward Alec and saw Halyna going down to the left of me,” Mitchell added.
In her lawsuit, Mitchell alleged that “Alec Baldwin intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not call for the cocking and firing of a firearm.”
The lawsuit also claims that every safety protocol designed to ensure safety with a firearm on the set was ignored, including the presence of live ammunition on set, stating that “actions that were taken” on that day that “were against all industry norms.”
Alongside Alec Baldwin, the lawsuit also names the film’s production company, Rust Movie Productions LLC, armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director David Halls, and several other production members.
Mitchell has hired Gloria Allred as her attorney. Allred held a press conference soon after the lawsuit was announced, revealing that there were dangerous conditions involving guns on the movie set just days before the shooting.
According to Allred, there were two gun discharges during a prior rehearsal, causing the camera operator to tell a production manager in a text: “This is super unsafe.”
The attorney also stated that the events leading up to the shooting do not constitute “simple negligence” because Baldwin, the producers, and other members of the production team were “reckless” by not following the strict guidelines regarding having live ammunition and guns on a set.
According to reporting from the New York Post, “Mitchell is suing for an unspecified amount for loss of future earnings, special and general damages, attorneys fees and punitive damages.”
During the press conference, Mitchell spoke about feeling haunted by the memory of seeing her colleagues and friends shot right in front of her.
“I relive the shooting and sound of the explosion from the gun over and over again,” she said.
“I am depressed. I don’t feel safe. I feel that at any moment anything could happen to me and to those that I care about that are standing close to me,” Mitchell added. “I do not have a sense of guardrails in my life to keep me safe. I’m frightened of the future. This violent tragedy has taken away the joy in my life.”