- Actor Alec Baldwin filed a counter-complaint in a lawsuit over the “Rust” shooting.
- In the complaint, Baldwin says he had “immense grief” after the shooting, NBC reported.
- The suit accuses armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed of failing to “perform her job carefully.”
Actor Alec Baldwin filed a lawsuit looking to “clear his name” over the “Rust” film shooting that left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead in 2021, according to court documents.
Baldwin filed a cross-complaint in a lawsuit that was filed against him and the film’s producers by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, according to NBC. In the cross-complaint, Baldwin says that Hutchins died due to the negligence of the four other producers, NBC reported.
Baldwin said in the document that he had “immense grief” after the shooting.
“More than anyone else on that set, Baldwin has been wrongfully viewed as the perpetrator of this tragedy,” Baldwin’s attorneys wrote in the complaint according to NBC. “By these Cross-Claims, Baldwin seeks to clear his name and hold Cross-Defendants accountable for their misconduct.”
The suit accuses assistant director David Halls of not checking the prop gun carefully and says that he yelled the prop gun was “cold” before he handed it to Baldwin, according to NBC. The complaint also accuses armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed of failing to “perform her job carefully.”