Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin and his lawyer in his most detailed account of the “Rust” shooting yet revealed that he should not be held guilty for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and claims that his contract on the film protects him from financial responsibility in her death.

Baldwin on Friday filed with JAMS an arbitration lawsuit against his fellow producers, whose names as respondents Rust Movie Productions LLC and producer Ryan Smith. Though Baldwin is listed as a producer on the film, he goes into detail to explain that he was not responsible for checking the weapon that was found to contain a live round, nor did he have a role in hiring the film’s armorer or other individuals involved. on the film.

“He didn’t announce that the gun was ‘cold’ when it really contained a live round; he didn’t load the gun; he didn’t check the bullets in the gun; he didn’t purchase the bullets; I didn’t make the
bullets and represent that they were dummies; he wasn’t in charge of firearm safety on the set; I have
didn’t hire the people who supplied the bullets or checked the gun; and he played no role in
managing the movie’s props. Each of those jobs was performed by someone else,” the arbitration demand obtained by TheWrap reads. “This is a rare instance when the system broke down, and someone should be held legally guilty for the tragic consequences. That person is not Alec Baldwin.”

A lawyer for Rust Movie Productions LLC and Ryan Smith did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Baldwin has been named in multiple civil lawsuits seeking damages after the gun he held discharged and killed Hutchins, as well as injuring director Joel Souza. Among the suits are a wrongful death suit by Hutchins’ husband Mattthew Hutchins, and Baldwin’s document also includes text messages between himself and Hutchins that show how their relationship deteriorated up until Baldwin’s TV interview with ABC News, which Hutchins has said he felt shock believing Baldwin portrayed himself as a victim.

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Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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