Alec Baldwin fired shot that killed one, wounded another on film set

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Looking at some of Baldwin's history, he's like the Hollyweird version of Trudeau. In other words, he is nothing like he likes to pass himself off as. In his case he's a racist, ill-mannered, bad tempered oaf. In fact when I was surfing through the channels one Saturday night and saw what turned out to be Baldwin trying to play Trump on SNL, I thought Trump was on SNL acting like Baldwin.
 
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'Rust' crew member fighting to save arm following spider bite
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A crew member who worked on the set of Alec Baldwin’s Western movie Rust could lose his arm after being bitten by a spider.

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Lamp operator and pipe rigger Jason Miller was working to wind down production, following the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month, when he was bitten by a brown recluse spider on the New Mexico set.


The creature is native to North America but, according to a Just Giving page cited by Sky News , Miller was on the site of the Rust production when the bite took place, after which he experienced severe symptoms including necrosis of his arm and sepsis.

“He has been hospitalized and endured multiple surgeries each day as doctors do their best to stop the infection and try to save his arm from amputation,” reads the fundraising page.

“It will be a very long road to recovery for Jason if the medical team is able to save his arm. If under worse circumstances he loses his arm, this is a life-changing and devastating event for Jason and his family.”


A spokesperson for the Rust producers said, “We do not comment on individual members of the cast and crew’s private matters,” reported Sky News.

Tragedy struck on the set after Baldwin fired a prop gun, which resulted in the death of cinematographer Hutchins and injuries to director Joel Souza.
 

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'Rust' gaffer files lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and crew members
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A photo of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died after being shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of his movie "Rust", rests among candles at a vigil in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 23, 2021.
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The key gaffer who nursed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in his arms as she died on the set of troubled movie Rust has filed suit against the film’s star Alec Baldwin, armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, and assistant director Dave Halls.

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Serge Svetnoy claims the defendants’ alleged negligence caused him severe emotional distress following last month’s fatal shooting incident in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


According to documents, obtained by TMZ , Svetnoy suggests the bullet that struck both Hutchins and director Joel Souza almost hit him too.

He caught Hutchins as she fell and attempted to comfort her and keep her conscious.

Svetnoy is suing Baldwin, who fired the gun believing it was full of blanks, claiming the actor and producer “owed a duty to the Plaintiff and other crew members and actors on the Rust set to handle the Colt Revolver provided to him by defendant Halls with reasonable care and diligence for the safety of Rust cast and crew…

“This duty called for Defendant Baldwin to double-check the Colt Revolver with Halls upon being handled to ensure that it did not contain live ammunition…,” the suit reads. “This duty further called for him to handle the Colt Revolver as if it was loaded and to refrain from pointing it at anyone.”

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In his suit, the key gaffer also notes that the scene Baldwin was rehearsing when the fatal shot was fired did not call for him to pull the trigger, just draw a gun and point it in the general direction of the camera.

Svetnoy takes aim at Baldwin and his fellow producers, claiming they “attempted to save money by hiring an insufficient number of crew members to safely handle the props and firearms.”

He is asking for damages and a jury trial.

Meanwhile, a criminal investigation is still active in Santa Fe, with the city District Attorney revealing several live rounds were found at the location, but adding claims of sabotage by disgruntled crew members seem unlikely.
 

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'Rust' armorer being framed over fatal shooting, lawyer says
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LOS ANGELES — The attorney for the woman in charge of weapons on the “Rust” movie on Wednesday said he was convinced that someone deliberately put a live bullet into the gun that fatally shot a cinematographer.

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But the Santa Fe District Attorney said there was no proof of sabotage concerning the gun used by Alec Baldwin in the shooting last month.


District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies told “Good Morning America” in an interview that investigators still had no idea how live rounds had made their way to the “Rust” set in October, and that the probe could take months to complete.

“How they got there, I think will be one of the most important factors going into a charging decision,” she said.

The possibility of sabotage was raised last week by the attorney for Hannah Gutierrez, the armorer on the set of the Western movie “Rust” in New Mexico.


“I know that some defense attorneys have come up with conspiracy theories and have used the word sabotage. We do not have any proof,” Carmack-Altwies said.

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Asked whether she thought sabotage was a possibility, she said “No.”

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on Oct. 21, and director Joel Souza was wounded when a gun Baldwin had been told was safe fired off a live bullet, investigators have said. Other live rounds have also been found on the set.

Jason Bowles, the lawyer for Gutierrez, said on Wednesday that his team was convinced that this was sabotage and Gutierrez was being framed.

“We believe that the scene was tampered with as well before the police arrived,” Bowles said in a statement. He added that Gutierrez continues to co-operate with the investigation.

Carmack-Altwies said the local sheriff’s department was still investigating the case and that no decisions on charges were likely to come soon.

The film’s producers have said they are conducting their own investigation into the fatal shooting.
 

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'Rust' script never called for gun to be fired: Hollywood Reporter
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LOS ANGELES — A crew member working on the Western movie “Rust” said in a lawsuit on Wednesday that the script never called for a gun to be fired during a scene that Alec Baldwin was rehearsing when he killed a cinematographer last month.

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Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell alleges Baldwin should have checked the gun himself for live ammunition rather than relying on the assistant director’s assertion that the Colt .45 revolver was safe to use.


“In our opinion, Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian Roulette when he fired a gun without checking it and without having the armorer do so in his presence,” Mitchell’s attorney Gloria Allred told a news conference.

Mitchell, who said she was in the line of fire, alleges assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and deliberate infliction of harm and is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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“I relive the shooting and the sound of the explosion from the gun over and over again,” said Mitchell, who made the emergency call to authorities immediately after the Oct. 21 incident.

The lawsuit, the second to be lodged over the incident, names Baldwin, the movie’s producers, assistant director Dave Halls and Hannah Gutierrez, the armorer who was in charge of the weapons used in the movie.

Representatives for Baldwin, the producers, and Halls did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A lawyer for Gutierrez said he had yet to see the lawsuit.

Baldwin has said he is heartbroken and is cooperating with the law enforcement investigation. Production company Rust Movie Productions is conducting its own probe.

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Authorities in New Mexico have said they are investigating how a live bullet ended up in a gun Baldwin was using as he rehearsed a scene inside a church on Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe. No criminal charges have been filed.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was wounded when a gun Baldwin had been told was safe fired off a live bullet, investigators have said.

Other live rounds have also been found on the set.

The lawsuit said the “Rust” script called for three tight camera shots for the scene – one of Baldwin’s eyes, another of a bloodstain, and a third on Baldwin’s torso “as he reached his hand down to the holster and removed the gun.”

Baldwin “intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene did not call for the cocking and firing of a firearm,” the lawsuit asserts.

Allred said she believed Baldwin’s behavior on the set was “reckless” and alleged that other safety protocols had been flouted or ignored.

Last week, chief electrician Serge Svetnoy filed a negligence lawsuit against the producers.
 

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The more that comes out about this movie the more it's showing that it shouldn't have even been in production.

TBH I hope Baldwin is charged and jailed, same with the people involved who were supposed to have the job of securing the gun.
 

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Live bullets on 'Rust' set may have been recycled ammo: Court documents
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The film set of "Rust", where Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun, is seen from a distance, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S., October 23, 2021.
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LOS ANGELES — Authorities investigating the fatal shooting on the “Rust” movie last month are investigating whether recycled live ammunition may have made its way into a stash of dummy bullets on the set in New Mexico, according to court documents released on Tuesday.
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The documents include a search warrant for the premises of a local supplier of ammunition and movie props.

The supplier told police he suspected that the live bullets found on the set may have been “reloaded ammunition” that he got previously from a friend. Reloaded ammunition is made up of recycled components, including bullets.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was wounded when a gun that actor Alec Baldwin had been told was safe fired off a live bullet during a rehearsal on Oct. 21.

The key question remains how a live bullet, rather than a blank, ended up in the gun. Other live rounds were also found on the set, investigators have said.

No criminal charges have been filed.

The newly released documents said Santa Fe sheriff’s deputies had spoken with Seth Kenny, who supplied some of the ammunition for “Rust,” and who “advised he may know where the live rounds came from.”
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“Seth described how a couple years back, he received ‘reloaded ammunition’ from a friend,” the document said.

Kenny’s office and storerooms in Albuquerque were the subject of a search warrant. Kenny could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

Sheriff’s deputies said they also had spoken with Thell Reed, the father of Hannah Gutierrez, the woman who was in charge of weapons on the movie set.

Thell, who is also a movie armourer, told them he worked with Kenny earlier this year on another film and supplied some additional live ammunition for training on a firearms range.

Thell said some of the live ammunition from that film was leftover and remained in Kenny’s possession. “Thell stated that this ammunition may match the ammunition found on the set of ‘Rust.'”

Two crew members have filed civil lawsuits over the fatal shooting, alleging negligence on the part of the producers and others.

Baldwin has said he is heartbroken and is cooperating with the law enforcement investigation. Production company Rust Movie Productions is conducting its own probe.
 

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It gets weirder…Alec Baldwin is saying he didn’t pull the trigger now.
'I DIDN'T PULL THE TRIGGER': Alec Baldwin gives first in-studio interview following shooting
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Alec Baldwin sat down for an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that will air on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.
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LOS ANGELES — Alec Baldwin said he did not pull the trigger of the gun that killed a cinematographer on the movie set of “Rust,” while investigators in New Mexico zeroed in on how live ammunition may have found its way to the set.
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Baldwin, who was holding a gun he was told was safe when it went off, spoke in his first full interview about the Oct. 21 shooting.

“Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” the actor told ABC television journalist George Stephanopoulos, according to an excerpt released on Wednesday of the interview, which is to be broadcast on Thursday.

“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never,” Baldwin added.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was wounded in what Baldwin has previously called a tragic accident on the set of the Western movie he was making near Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department said on Wednesday it had no comment on Baldwin’s statement. It was not known whether authorities are pursuing an accidental discharge scenario.
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No criminal charges have been filed. Investigators have been focusing their efforts on how live bullets, rather than dummies, got onto the set.
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Court documents released on Wednesday showed they found “Rust” documents and suspected live ammunition for a revolver like the one Baldwin was using during a search this week at the premises of an Albuquerque supplier of props and weapons for movie sets.

The supplier, named as Seth Kenny, earlier told police he believed the live bullets found on the set may have been “reloaded ammunition” that he previously had acquired from a friend, according to the documents. Reloaded ammunition is made up of recycled components, including bullets.

Kenny could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

Baldwin, best known for playing an egotistical TV network executive on the TV comedy series “30 Rock,” has kept a low profile since the accident at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe.
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Baldwin, who was the star and also a producer on the low-budget Western, “went through in detail what happened on the set that day,” Stephanopoulos said on Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” show ahead of the interview broadcast.
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Two crew members have filed civil lawsuits accusing Baldwin, the producers and others on the production of negligence and lax safety protocols. The producers have said they are conducting their own internal investigation.
 
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“Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” the actor told ABC television journalist George Stephanopoulos, according to an excerpt released on Wednesday of the interview, which is to be broadcast on Thursday.

“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never,” Baldwin added.

Well clearly he did because two people got shot.
 

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“Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” the actor told ABC television journalist George Stephanopoulos,“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never,” Baldwin added.Well clearly he did because two people got shot.
If this was anyone else than the person responsible for this film I might believe him but as it is it sounds like lawyer talk...

I mean there's no 'proof' he pulled the trigger is there?

Isn't that actually almost impossible to prove?
 

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If this was anyone else than the person responsible for this film I might believe him but as it is it sounds like lawyer talk...

I mean there's no 'proof' he pulled the trigger is there?

Isn't that actually almost impossible to prove?
This is a colt 45 revolver so would it not have a hammer that would have to strike the back of the cartridge?

No strike means no bang right?? I’m the wrong person to be answering this question so I’m just throwing it out as a question
 
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This is a colt 45 revolver so would it not have a hammer that would have to strike the back of the cartridge?

No strike means no bang right?? I’m the wrong person to be answering this question so I’m just throwing it out as a question.
Cocking it and pulling the trigger is a two step process or a hardy squeeze of the wrist to go chamber to chamber and trip the hammer.