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Assistant director of ‘Rust’ sues Alec Baldwin

09:10, 18 November 2021
Assistant director of ‘Rust’ sues Alec Baldwin Photo: Javier Rojas/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who called police after shooting on set in New Mexico, filed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin, the film's producer and technician at arms.

The lawsuit against Alec Baldwin alleges that there was no pistol shooting in the script for the movie, BBC News reported.

"There was nothing in the script about the gun being discharged by defendant Baldwin or by any other person," Mitchel says.

The cameraman was supposed to shoot that day the bloody spot on the shoulder of the actor and his figure as he reached for the holster to get the revolver.

“Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without checking it and without having the armorer do so in his presence," Mitchel’s lawyer Gloria Allred claimed.

On November 11, the light director of the film "Rust" Serge Svetnoy filed a lawsuit against the American actor Alec Baldwin, arguing that there should be no live ammunition and guns on the set.

Earlier, it was reported that in the US state of New Mexico during the filming of the western "Rust" Baldwin fired a pistol and wounded the 42-year-old cameraman Hutchins.

He fired from a blank-firing pistol, which turned out to be loaded with live ammunition. She was transported by a medical helicopter to the hospital, where doctors pronounced the death of the woman. In addition, director Joel Sousa was injured and was also taken to the hospital.

The police are still investigating the shooting that took place on the set of the film “Rust”. No criminal charges have been brought against anyone yet.