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Alec Baldwin sued by family of late ‘Rust’ cinematographer Halyna Hutchins for wrongful-death

The family of Halyna Hutchins’ have filed a wrongful-death suit against actor Alec Baldwin. In addition to the lawsuit, a video was released that showed a reenactment of the shooting on the set of the movie “Rust.”

According to the New York Post, the computer-generated reenactment video includes the moment Baldwin pulled the gun and fired the supposed blank bullets.

The Hutchins family lawyer Brain Panish said at a press conference, “There are many people culpable, but Mr. Baldwin was the person holding the weapon… that but for him shooting, she would not have died.”

The lawyer continued, “[Baldwin] has significant portion liability, but there are others, and that’s what this case is going to be about – assessing fair apportionment to whoever’s responsible for the senseless tragedy.”

Baldwin allegedly fired the one bullet that killed Htucins and injured director Joel Souza. Lawyers are claiming that Baldwin refused training on how to do a cross-draw with the gun. Additionally, there are several ways to tell if the bullets were real that were ignored.

Randi McGinn, another Hutchins family lawyer, said she believes that the case will go to trial within two years.

“We’re used to people coming from out of town to play cowboy who don’t know how to use guns. The jury in Santa Fe is used to that and understands that even on a dude ranch. Don’t hand somebody a gun until you’ve given them safety training… No one should ever die with a real gun on a make-believe set. That should never happen, and the people in Santa Fe understand that. They’re used to guns, and they are real cowboys in Santa Fe,” McGinn said.

ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: MIAMI STANDARD

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