Chief lighting engineer sues more than 20 crew members from “Rust” movie set after fatal shoot

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Last month, all eyes were on the set of the upcoming movie “Rust” after it was reported that movie star Alec Baldwin accidentally shot film director of photography Halyna Hutchin, which sadly had a fatal ending. . Film director Joel Souza was also injured in the incident, which saw Alec shoot a prop gun. Now the first lawsuit was filed after the accident.

According to Expiration, the film technician, who is the chief lightning technician, filed a lawsuit against several members of the crew, citing general negligence. Serge Svetnoy filed charges against Alec Baldwin, gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez Reed, gunsmith mentor Seth Kenny, the production, the financiers, the film’s first assistant director and many more.

The complaint states: “This incident was caused by the negligent acts and omission of the defendants and each of them, as well as their agents, managers and employers. Simply put, there was no reason for a live bullet in that Colt .45 revolver to be present anywhere on the Rust set, and the presence of a bullet in a revolver posed a lethal threat to anyone in its vicinity. . “

Like previously Authorities reported last month described the incident and said, “According to investigators, it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a firearm when it was unloaded.” Documents He later revealed that an assistant director working on the film’s set handed Alec Baldwin the loaded gun and told him it was safe to use. However, the director was unaware that the gun was loaded.

The complaint filed by Svetnoy went on to state:

“The defendants, and each of them, among other acts of negligence, failed to implement and maintain industry standards for the custody and control of firearms used on the Rust set, allowed live bullets to be present on the Rust sets, did not properly inspect the firearm subject for safety before passing it along the chain of custody to an actor, allowed a firearm to be loaded with or otherwise contain a live bullet, failed to observe the practices of basic gun safety on the Rust set, allowed a revolver loaded with live ammunition pointed to living people on the Rust set, failed to hire a competent and experienced gunsmith for Rust, failed to hire a support team adequate for the production armourer and failed to implement the appropriate standards and safety measures on the production of the Rust film. “

Read the full complaint here.

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