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Rust shooting: Alec Baldwin is not financially responsible for the death of Halina Hutchins, his lawyers say | Ents & Arts News

According to new court documents published in America, Alec Baldwin is not financially responsible for the fatal shooting of Halina Hutchins on the set of Rust.

The Hollywood starThe 63-year-old was holding the gun he killed 42-year-old operator in October last year during the filming of a western in New Mexico.

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The chapel on the set where the shooting took place

The legal documentation, which was presented on Friday, says that the contract signed by Baldwin with Rust Movie Productions has compensated the actor from financial responsibility for the tragedy.

Baldwin was both the star of the film and one of its producers.

He has been named as a defendant in several civil cases, including one for wrongful death by Mrs. Hutchins’ husband Matt.

Mrs. Hutchins also had a nine-year-old son, Andros.

According to an arbitration lawsuit filed against other producers, Baldwin is seeking to impose a “broad compensation clause” that, according to his lawyer Luke Nikas, protects him from any financial claims arising from the production.

The newspapers also revealed that Baldwin wanted to finish the film after Ms. Hutchins’ death, both as a tribute to her and as a way to raise money for her husband and son.

The actor wanted to persuade the actors and the team to return to work on the project, according to the New York Times. It is now understood that the project has been postponed.

Baldwin – who was holding a Colt .45 pistol when it exploded during rehearsal – says he did not pull the trigger.

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Reconstruction of Rust shooting

He said the gun was “cold” – meaning it was safe to handle – from filmmaker Hannah Gutierrez Reed and that he had aimed it at Hutchins at her request.

It is not known how the ammunition ended up on the set of Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico.

The new dossier says that Baldwin’s production role revolves around his creative contribution and that he was not involved in hiring crew members who he said were responsible for ensuring the safety of the weapon on set.

The newspaper said: “This is a rare case where the system collapses and someone has to be held legally responsible for the tragic consequences. This person is not Alec Baldwin.”

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The Santa Fe County Sheriff continues to investigate the incident. No one has been arrested or charged in connection with the shooting. Criminal charges are not ruled out.

Hutchins grew up at a military base in the Russian Arctic, where her father served in the Navy before moving to Los Angeles to study film.

She was considered one of the most promising young filmmakers in the industry.

Rust shooting: Alec Baldwin is not financially responsible for the death of Halina Hutchins, his lawyers say | Ents & Arts News

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