Actor Alec Baldwin has been charged again over the fatal shooting incident on a film set in October in which camerawoman Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot in the chest. For the first time, the relatives of Hutchins are taking the American actor and the film producers involved to court. They hold them accountable for ignoring the safety regulations on the set.
The charges were brought on behalf of Hutchins’ husband and their nine-year-old son, their attorney Brian Panish said. They claim that cost cutting and the reckless behavior of Baldwin and others on set led to “the senseless and tragic death of Hutchins”. For example, according to them, the actor refused to practice for the type of shot to fire.
The lawyer for 63-year-old Baldwin denies the allegations. “Any claim that Alec was reckless is completely false.”
‘Trigger not pulled’
During the shooting of the western Peace last year, Baldwin fired a loaded pistol, killing 42-year-old Hutchins and injuring a 48-year-old director. He himself says that he did not know that there were bullets in the weapon and that he also did not pull the trigger.
The actor told more about the fatal incident in December, in an interview with the ABC channel:
There are already several charges against Baldwin, including from employees of the film. For example, script supervisor Mamie Mitchell accused the actor of irresponsible behavior on the set in November. According to her, the script never stated that Baldwin had to let the gun go off.
This is the first time that relatives of the dead camerawoman have also filed a complaint. After the fatal shooting incident, Baldwin visited Hutchins’ son and husband once. Photos showed them taking a walk together and Baldwin hugging the two emotionally.
The Hutchins’ father previously said he didn’t blame the actor for anything. “It was the responsibility of the people in charge of the weapons.”