December 9, 2021

‘Rust’ Gaffer Files Lawsuit Against Alec Baldwin, Other Crew Members, In Wake Of Fatal Shooting

A gaffer from the set of Rust filed a lawsuit towards Alec Baldwin, armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director Dave Halls, and others within the wake of the deadly taking pictures on set final month. 

The grievance was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Court docket. Lighting technician Serge Svetnoy claims the bullet that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured Joel Souza narrowly missed him.

Svetnoy additionally alleges that he was one of many first to save lots of Hutchins after Baldwin unintentionally shot her. He refers to Hutchins as buddy, stating he has identified her for greater than 5 years.

The grievance alleges Baldwin “owed a duty to Plaintiff and other crew members and actors on the Rust set to handle the Colt revolver provided to him by defendant Halls with reasonable care and diligence for the safety of Rust cast and crew.”

It additional says that Baldwin had an obligation to examine the prop gun to make sure it didn’t include a dwell spherical. It additionally says Baldwin had an obligation to deal with the Colt Revolver as if it have been a loaded weapon. 

Because of the taking pictures, Svetnoy says he suffered “severe emotional stress.”

 Svetnoy is asking for a trial by jury and unspecified damages.