Halyna Hutchins’ Family Has Sued Alec Baldwin And Others For Wrongful Death

February 15, 2022 / Posted by:

The family of late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is suing Alec Baldwin for wrongful death for his involvement in the tragic accidental shooting on the set of Rust back in October. The lawsuit claims Alec “recklessly shot and killed Halyna Hutchins.” It’s not just Alec who’s being sued; defendants also include armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director David Hall, a bunch of production companies, and the company that provided the ammunition. Despite Alec’s interview claim that he never pulled the trigger on the gun that killed Halyna, the suit is saying he did. They allege that Alec pulling the trigger, plus many, many lapses in safety on-set, led to Halyna’s death.

The lawsuit has been filed by 42-year-old Hylana’s widower, Matthew Hutchins, on behalf of himself and his son, 9-year-old Andros. Their complaint reads, via People:

Baldwin, 63, “and the other Defendants in this case failed to perform industry standard safety checks and follow basic gun safety rules while using real guns to produce the movie Rust, with fatal consequences.”

Halyna’s estate and her husband, who are being repped by Panish, Shea, Boyle, Ravipudi LLP., are asking for punitive damages to be determined at the trial:

…funeral and burial expenses as well as compensatory damages for “the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, guidance, training, assistance and moral support” of Halyna, according to the complaint.

In his December ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos, Alec said, “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never.” Halyna’s family’s lawsuit calls bullshit on that. They say Alec was only 4 feet away from members of the crew when he reached across his body with his right hand to grab the gun holstered on his left side, drew the gun, and aimed it at Hylana while drawing back the hammer (the part of the revolver that ignites the propellant and fires the “projectile” [in this case a real live bullet]). The suit claims, via TMZ:

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