Alec Baldwin’s situation is complicated. Mamie Mitchell, employed as a scriptwriter on the set of the western Rust, filed a complaint against the actor, at the origin of the accidental death of a filmmaker. She denounces a prejudice “intentionally caused”, source of “emotional distress”. “The events which led to the triggering of a loaded weapon by Mr. Baldwin do not constitute mere negligence”, also said the plaintiff’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, at a press conference in Los Angeles.
“On the contrary, from our point of view, he chose to play Russian roulette when he activated a weapon without having checked it and without the gunsmith having done so in his presence”, she argues. “His behavior and that of the Rust producers were dangerous”, she hammers.
This complaint is the second – after that filed by Serge Svetnoy for “negligence” – which weighs against the actor, director and executive producer of American cinema. She also targets assistant director David Halls, who handed the gun to Alec Baldwin telling him it was harmless, and the shooting gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was responsible for the firearms used by the team.
The latter explained on several occasions that she was unaware of the presence of real ammunition on the set. At any rate, “Mr. Baldwin and the [autres] experienced professionals knew that the weapon in question should never have been given to him by the assistant director “ but by the gunsmith of the shooting, exhibits Gloria Allred.
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