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If what has been alleged in a complaint concerning the shooting on the set of his film “Rust” is true, actor Alec Baldwin could be in serious legal trouble.
According to The New York Post, a script supervisor on the set said she saw the actor purposefully point and fire the pistol at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor on set and the person who called 911 on Oct. 21, claimed, “I saw Alec going through his movement with the gun for the camera.”
“Alec Baldwin intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired and loaded gun even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not call for the cocking and firing of a firearm,” she said.
Gloria Allred, her attorney, said there were warning indications of unsafe situations on the set relating to guns just days before the Oct. 21 massacre during a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The attorney went on to say that the events leading up to the incident were not “just negligence,” because Baldwin, the producers, and others were “Reckless” in not following tight standards when it came to keeping live ammo and guns on set.
Baldwin, “being an industry veteran,” Mitchell claims, should have understood that only a Prop Master or an Armorer should deliver him a gun, according to the complaint.
Mitchell claimed that the Assistant Director should not have given Baldwin the gun and that the actor should have realized that the Assistant Director’s claim that it was a “cold gun” was false.
Following the unfortunate death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Serge Svetnoy, the primary gaffer for “Rust,” said that he is suing Baldwin and others associated with the film.
“The bullet fired by Baldwin from a.45 Colt revolver ‘narrowly missed him,’ according to Svetnoy’s suit. He was ‘no more than six to seven feet’ from Baldwin when the gun went off ‘suddenly and completely unexpectedly,’ the suit said, adding that Svetnoy ‘felt a strange and terrifying whoosh of what felt like pressurized air.’ He was struck by “discharge materials from the blast,’ the complaint said,” the report added.