While trying to get the lawsuit against him thrown out of court, Alec Baldwin has slammed the family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who the embattled Hollywood star shot dead on the set of his movie “Rust.”
According to Baldwin, Hutchins’ family is “misguided” in their belief that he is responsible for her death.
Hutchins was killed by Baldwin during the fatal shooting incident on October 21, 2021.
On the movie set, Baldwin was said to be practicing a stunt using a prop gun he thought was safe.
An assistant director also told the lead actor it was a “cold gun.”
It wasn’t and Baldwin never checked before firing.
Breaking the number one rule of gun safety, Baldwin pointed the loaded weapon at crew members and pulled the trigger.
After firing the loaded gun, Baldwin fatally shot Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.
Hutchins died from her injuries, leading to involuntary manslaughter charges against Baldwin in January 2023.
Baldwin has refused to accept responsibility, however, despite being the one who pointed the gun and pulled the trigger without checking it first.
Baldwin says someone is to blame, but it’s not him.
The actor has even tried to blame Hutchins herself, claiming she “directed” him to fire the weapon at her.
Aside from abiding by the basic rules of gun safety, Baldwin was also responsible for the safety standards on the set in his role as a film producer.
Hutchins’ family also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin, which he has rejected.
Instead, Baldwin has been pleading with a judge to toss the legal action, citing the victim’s family as being “misguided.”
Baldwin requested the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by the family of Hutchins be dismissed with prejudice.
“The loss of a daughter and sister is undoubtedly painful in any circumstance,” lawyers for the actor wrote in court documents obtained by Fox News.
“Yet Plaintiffs – who had been distanced from Halyna physically, financially, and emotionally for years before her death – have no viable cause of action against Defendants.
“This action is especially misguided.”
Baldwin’s legal team specifically noted that the plaintiff has to be married to the decedent in California law to receive compensation for wrongful death.
Additionally, the lawyers argued Hutchins’ family could not prove a “sufficiently close relationship” with the cinematographer, which is necessary under New Mexico law.
A lawyer for Hutchins’ mother, father, and sister slammed Baldwin’s attempt to “avoid responsibility” for the fatal shooting of the cinematographer in a statement to Fox News.
“We are not surprised that Alec Baldwin is once again attempting to avoid responsibility for what he did,” attorney Gloria Allred said.
“It is abundantly clear under New Mexico law, which will be applied in the California court that he is responsible for all of the harm he did to the entirety of Halyna Hutchins’ family.
“We are here to make sure that he is held accountable for his actions.”
Baldwin’s team also requested a stay of proceedings until the criminal trial against him is completed.
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