Alec Baldwin: The trigger wasn’t pulled, I didn’t pull the trigger

Alec Baldwin: The trigger wasn’t pulled, I didn’t pull the trigger

EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: Hamptons International Film Festival Chairman, Alec Baldwin attends the World Premiere of National Geographic Documentary Films' 'The First Wave' at Hamptons International Film Festival on October 07, 2021 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for National Geographic)

EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 07: Hamptons International Film Festival Chairman, Alec Baldwin attends the World Premiere of National Geographic Documentary Films’ ‘The First Wave’ at Hamptons International Film Festival on October 07, 2021 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for National Geographic)

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UPDATED 5:41 PM PT – Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Another crew member from the set of the film “Rust” filed a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. According to the lawsuit filed in November by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell against Alec Baldwin, the movie’s producers and directors claim the script never called for a gun to be fired.

“I’ll never forget what happened on the set of Rust that day,” she stated. “I relive the shooting and the sound of the explosion from the gun over and over again.”

Mitchell, who made the 9-1-1 call, added that Baldwin should have checked the gun for live rounds himself, instead of relying on the assistant director. Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Mitchell, accused the actor of behaving recklessly when he fired the gun without examining it.

“Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without checking it and without having the armorer do so in his presence,” said the the attorney. “His behavior and that of the producers on ‘Rust’ was reckless.”

Allred reiterated there was nothing on the script about the gun being discharged. She stressed the film’s producers and Baldwin failed to follow safety protocols.

“Why the gun was discharged, you know, the facts will have to fully come out,” said the attorney. “But it was not because the scene that was to be filmed called for him to pick up a gun and discharge it, to cock the hammer of the gun and pull the trigger. It was not in the script.”

A photo of cinematographer Helyna Hutchins is displayed before a news conference by attorney Gary Dordick and his client Serge Svetnoy, chief of lighting on the "Rust' film set, to announce a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and others, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Svetnoy filed the lawsuit over Baldwin's fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the Western, alleging negligence that caused him "severe emotional distress" that will haunt him forever. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A photo of cinematographer Helyna Hutchins is displayed before a news conference by attorney Gary Dordick and his client Serge Svetnoy, chief of lighting on the “Rust’ film set, to announce a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and others, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The film’s head of lighting, Serge Svetnoy, also filed a lawsuit against the producers, including Baldwin. The current suit seeks both compensation and punitive damages.

Meanwhile, Baldwin gave his first interview since the fatal accident.

Baldwin sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to discuss the incident. The actor broke emotionally when speaking of 42-year-old Hutchins.

“She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with her, and liked and admired,” said Baldwin. “It wasn’t in the script for the trigger to be pulled. Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger. Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”

In the meantime, the interview is set to air on Thursday.

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