Alec Baldwin shooting incident is 'unbelievable' says Cox
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Daniel Baldwin, also an actor who is currently starring in Hawaii Five-0, spoke with the Domenick Nati Show about the tragedy. He shared that his Hollywood star brother is not “responsible” for Hutchins’ tragic death, but instead places blame on the movie’s armourer.
He said: “Alec has no blame in this at all. The armourer is responsible for the weapons. The actor is an idiot. The protocol exonerates Alec of any responsibility at all.
“The first AD should have witnessed an empty weapon being handed to him or fired the gun himself. I don’t know what caused him to announce ‘cold weapon’ on set.
“That announcement alone exonerates Alec of any wrongdoing or any responsibility.”
“The initial buck stops with the armourer,” Baldwin added.
“You know Alec’s got the name though. So let’s blame him because of his political views. He’s a target.”
Attorneys for the Rust armourer and the film’s assistant director have defended their client’s actions on the project.
There’s an ongoing investigation into the incident to determine how the weapon discharged by Baldwin became loaded with a suspected live round, injuring the movie’s director, Joel Souza, and killing Hutchins.
Baldwin has said he’s cooperating with the Sante Fe County Sheriff’s Department and is eager to learn the results of their investigation.
“She was my friend,” Baldwin said of Hutchins in an October video published by TMZ.
“We were a very, very… well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened.”
However, Serge Svetnoy, The chief electrician on the film Rust, is suing Baldwin and members of the crew and production team, claiming he is suffering “severe emotional distress” following the death of his friend Hutchins.
He was inside the church set when Hutchins was accidentally shot and killed by Baldwin, standing just a few feet away from the famed actor.
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Serge described being hit with bullet fragments before cradling the dying cinematographer, whom he had known for several years, for more than 20 minutes before an ambulance arrived.
“What a terrible tragedy and injustice when a person loses her life on a film set while making art,” Mr Svetnoy said.
It is the first lawsuit filed over the incident on October 21, which resulted in the death of 42-year-old Hutchins.
It also contains the fresh allegation that the scene which was being rehearsed did not actually require Baldwin to pull the trigger.
“I did not expect it,” Mr Svetnoy told Sky News.
“Nobody expected it.”
In the court documents, Mr Svetnoy, who – like Hutchins – is originally from Ukraine – added: “This duty called for Defendant Baldwin to double-check the Colt Revolver upon being handled to ensure that it did not contain live ammunition.”
Mr Svetnoy went on to claim that if Baldwin knew the gun was loaded with a real bullet, he had another duty to “refrain from pointing it at anyone”.
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