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‘Rust’ continues filming but Halyna Hutchins’ family still plans to sue: Attorney

‘Rust’ continues filming but Halyna Hutchins’ family still plans to sue: Attorney
  • Filming of “Rust” resumed after charges against Alec Baldwin were dropped.
  • Baldwin faced two counts of manslaughter in connection with the death of Helena Hutchins.
  • Through her attorney, her family says they are still moving forward with a lawsuit.

Filming of “Rust” resumed Sunday, days after criminal charges were dropped against Alec Baldwin in connection with the shooting that killed cinematographer Helena Hutchins.

On Friday, New Mexico prosecutors dismissed two counts of manslaughter against Baldwin in February 2023. The charges were filed after Hutchins was killed in October 2021 while filming a western, when she was hit by a gunshot from a gun Baldwin was wielding. with.

Legal experts previously told Insider that the claim brought against Baldwin by the first district attorney for the New Mexico judicial district was “an appalling case that was bungled at every stage of the investigation.”

After Hutchins’ death, her husband, Matthew Hutchins, sued Baldwin, but that lawsuit was settled in October 2022. according to the deadline. As part of the settlement, Hutchins will serve as the film’s executive producer and also produce a documentary film honoring his late wife, Deadline reported.

in Deadline statement On Sunday, director Joel Sousa said the movie, which is now Filming the film at Yellowstone Film Ranch in Montana—with no live weapons allowed—will be “dedicated to honoring Halena’s legacy and making her proud.” Souza was taken to the hospital after he was shot when he sustained a gunshot wound rested on his shoulder.

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“The beauty of Montana is beyond words,” Sousa wrote, “and the hospitality and kindness shown by everyone I met was delightful and inspiring.” “It is an honor to work alongside such great partners and we see that through Hallena.”

However, attorney Gloria Allred, who represents the Hutchins family, said in a statement to Insider that the family plans to pursue their lawsuit against Baldwin, along with other producers that the family says did not adequately protect the group on which Hutchins worked. on me.

“He can run to Montana and pretend he’s just an actor in a Wild West movie, but in real life, he can’t escape the fact that he had a major role in a tragedy that had real consequences for her mother, Halina,” Allred said in a statement to Insider.

Allred represents the Hutchins’ mother, Olga Solovey, father Anatolii Androsovych, and sister Svetlana Zemko, who live in Ukraine. The family and Allred previously claimed that Baldwin never reached out to apologize to the family after Hutchins’ death.

Baldwin has not publicly denied the allegation, but has attempted to dismiss the lawsuit against him in a filing dated April 13, described as misleading By alleging that the family had “been physically, financially, and emotionally estranged from Halena for years prior to her death.”

“We look forward to seeing Alec Baldwin in court where the jury will decide whether Alec Baldwin was merely a movie star or a defendant who must be held accountable for the tragic death of Helena Hutchins,” Allred said in the statement.

Representatives for the Baldwin and Rust film production company did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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