Alec Baldwin Wants A Lawsuit Halyna Hutchins’ Parents And Sister Filed Against Him For Her Death On The “Rust” Set To Be Thrown Out

April 17, 2023 / Posted by:

Though Alec Baldwin’s pull-out game on the Baldwinito homefront is weaker than his wife Hilaria Baldwin’s fake Spanish accent, when it comes to all of the litigation tossed his way after the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, he’s been attempting to withdraw himself from accountability left and right. As we know, Alec claims he never pulled the trigger, believes he should’ve been exonerated, shouldn’t be held financially responsible, and was successful in having a gun enhancement charge against him dropped before pleading not guilty” to manslaughter. Now, he is asking for a civil suit that Halyna’s parents and sister filed to be tossed out; because he alleges they weren’t close with her and don’t meet the requirements of their filing; plus, he already settled with her husband.

Deadline reports that Alec’s legal team just filed an objection this month to the family’s negligence and battery civil suit that was filed in February. The family’s filing cited “loss of consortium,” which in California can only apply to a marriage. In New Mexico, where the shooting took place, it could possibly apply to family members who are close. But Alec’s team says Halyna, her parents, and her sister did not have a close relationship in any capacity, so “loss of consortium” probably wouldn’t hold water in New Mexico either. So obviously, Alec’s team wants their hearing to get the suit tossed to happen in CA, so it ends up being DOA.

Acknowledging the horror of the October 2021 shooting and  that “the loss of a daughter and sister is undoubtedly painful in any circumstance,” Baldwin’s bicoastal Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan defense team also assert that Ukrainian-based Olga Solovey, Anatoli Androsvych and Svetlana Zemko have “been distanced from Halyna physically, financially, and emotionally for years before her death” and “have no viable cause of action against Defendants.”

This action is especially misguided. The residency of the parties and compensatory character of a loss of consortium claim support the application of California law. And in California, a marriage between the plaintiff and the decedent is a necessary element for loss of consortium. None of the Plaintiffs can plead or prove such a relationship to Halyna Hutchins. And even if New Mexico law were to apply, Plaintiffs’ cause of action would still fail, as Plaintiffs’ complaint provides nothing more than a single conclusory statement, that, no matter how often it is repeated cannot support a sufficiently close relationship under the law, as required by New Mexico law to state a claims for loss of consortium.

…Baldwin and his team are seeking a DTLA July 13 hearing on their request in front of LA Superior Court Judge Michael E. Walker.  

Alec also argues that his October 2022 settlement with Halyna’s husband, Matthew Hutchins, should’ve sufficed. via The New York Post:

“She left behind a husband and a son in California, who promptly filed claims in New Mexico for wrongful death and loss of consortium. Matthew Hutchins and Alec Baldwin, both operating under the specific desire to honor her legacy and do what is best for Halyna’s son, reached a settlement in October 2022,” the court filing states.

“That should have been the end of the matter,” it adds, “but it is not.”

Halyna’s parents (and a few others on the Rust set who are suing for the incident) are being represented by Gloria Allred, and she’s fired up and not at all here for Alec’s new and improved pull-out game. via Deadline:

“We are not surprised Alec Baldwin is once again attempting to avoid responsibility for what he did,” the lawyer told Deadline this evening. It’s abundantly clear under New Mexico law, which will be applied in the California court, that he is responsible for all 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.”

A preliminary trial is set for next month in New Mexico to decide if there’s enough evidence against Alec and set armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, to proceed to trial. Both are facing 18 months behind bars if found guilty. Alec isn’t expected to attend; I wonder if it’s because he caught Hillary’s Spanish flu and has been “killing time” (better than killing cast and crew while continuing to film this movie, though) making “cumpleanos feleeth” videos in his car:

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