Family of Halyna Hutchins Files Lawsuit – NBC Los Angeles

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Attorneys for the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins announced the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday morning in her shooting death on the movie set of ‘Rust.’

At a Tuesday morning news conference in Los Angeles, attorneys said the lawsuit was filed by Matthew Hutchins, on behalf of himself and son Andros, in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. During the news conference, attorneys played an animation that they said re-created the events that led to the shooting of Hutchins, 42, last year on the New Mexico movie set.

Attorney Brian Panish said there were “numerous violations of industry standards that occurred by Mr. Baldwin and others that were charged with safety on the set.” He said producers’ “reckless conduct and cost-cutting measures” directly led to the death of Hutchins.

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Actor Alec Baldwin has said he didn’t know the gun he was holding at the time contained a live round when it went off while pointed at Hutchins.  The film’s production company has also denied allegations that on-set safety was compromised by discord among crew members.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office that is leading an investigation into the cause of the death has said it is too soon to determine whether charges will be filed.

Baldwin’s lawyer, Aaron Dyer, said his client had been cooperating with authorities throughout the course of the investigation, and the delay in providing information from the phone was no indication otherwise.

Authorities have said Baldwin’s prop revolver discharged a live round during a rehearsal, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

No charges have been filed in connection with the shooting.

Authorities have pieced together a timeline of events that led up to the shooting.

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