The script supervisor for the unfinished film ‘Rust’ has filed a lawsuit against its lead actor and producer Alec Baldwin.
In the court filing, Mamie Mitchell argues “Mr. Baldwin cannot hide” from responsibility for the fatal on-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the movie’s director.
Mitchell, who represented by Gloria Allred, also sued Rust producers, Rust production companies, armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, and others.
“Mr. Baldwin cannot hide behind the Assistant Director to attempt to excuse the fact that he did not check the gun himself,” the suit reads.
Mitchell alleges that “Alec Baldwin intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not call for the cocking and firing of the firearm.”
Mitchell “was standing next to Hutchins and within 4 feet (1.22 meters) of [Baldwin], and was stunned when he fired the gun inside the tiny church on Bonanza Creek Ranch on Oct. 21,” according to the Associated Press.
“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,” the lawsuit concludes.