Alec Baldwin Reaches Settlement With Family Over 'Rust' Death
Muhammad Irfan Published October 05, 2022 | 09:30 PM
Actor Alec Baldwin has reached a civil settlement with the family of the woman he shot dead on a film set last year, he said Wednesday, as it was announced production on the movie would restart in January
Los Angeles, Oct 5 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Oct, 2022 ) :Actor Alec Baldwin has reached a civil settlement with the family of the woman he shot dead on a film set last year, he said Wednesday, as it was announced production on the movie would restart in January.
"Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna's son," he said.
Baldwin, who was a producer as well as the star of "Rust," had been told the gun was safe and has previously said he did not pull the trigger, though an FBI report determined the gun could not have gone off otherwise.
"I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin)," Matthew Hutchins said in the statement. "All of us believe Halyna's death was a terrible accident.
" According to Matthew Hutchins, "all the original principal players" will return to the set.
"Rust" director Joel Souza, who was also injured in the shooting, said he would devote his work on the film "to honoring Halyna's legacy and making her proud." "Though certainly bittersweet, I am pleased that together, we will now complete what Halyna and I started," he said.
In August, Baldwin said he did not believe he would be charged, telling CNN he had hired a private investigator to assess possible culpability.
While there has never been any doubt that the gun was in Baldwin's hands when it went off, the central question that remains unresolved is how it came to be loaded with a live round.
Film sets are supposed to have stringent rules around prop weapons.
That has brought a focus on Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the movie's young armorer and props assistant, and on assistant director Dave Halls, who handed Baldwin the gun, apparently declaring it "cold" -- industry speak for inert.
Gutierrez-Reed has sued the film's ammunition supplier, accusing him of leaving real bullets among the dummy cartridges.