On Friday, actor Alec Baldwin filed a cross-complaint seeking to “clear his name” in the shooting death of “Rust” Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and Baldwin said the blame for the tragedy lies in with three crew members and with the man who supplied ammunition to the film set.
- CNN – The lawsuit is the first legal action in which Baldwin alleges wrongdoing against someone in relation to the shooting.
- NBC NEWS – The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office recently completed its criminal investigation, and local prosecutors are now considering whether to file charges against Baldwin or any of the crew members.
- YAHOO NEWS – Baldwin’s cross complaint alleges negligence and seeks damages to be determined at trial for the “immense grief” he endures.
- NEW YORK POST – Baldwin’s suit names Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the film’s rookie armorer who was in charge of handling guns and ammunition, as well as assistant director David Halls, who handed the loaded gun to Baldwin after he announced it was safe.