The family of Halyna Hutchins has filed a wrongful death suit against Alec Baldwin and several crew members of the ‘Rust’ movie set.
The suit was filed on Tuesday by Matthew Hutchins, who was married to Halyna.
Halyna was fatally shot by Baldwin in October during a camera test. She was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital where she later died. A director Joel Souza, was also shot but survived his injuries.
Hutchins claimed that Baldwin “recklessly shot and killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust,” according to documents obtained by People magazine. .
“Halyna deserved to live,” the complaint reads, “and the Defendants had the power to prevent her death if they only held sacrosanct their duty to protect the safety of every individual on a set where firearms were present instead of cutting corners on safety procedures where human lives were at stake, rushing to stay on schedule and ignoring numerous complaints of safety violations.”
The suit also claimed that Baldwin “and the other Defendants in this case failed to perform industry standard safety checks and follow basic gun safety rules while using real guns to produce the movie Rust, with fatal consequences.”
Hutchins is seeking compensation for his wife’s survivors including their 9-year-old son and for those named in the suit to take responsibility for her death.
He is asking for punitive, damages to be determined at trial, funeral and burial expenses as well as compensatory damages for “the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, guidance, training, assistance and moral support.”
Baldwin claims that the prop gun was handed to him to mark through the scene and that he had no idea it was loaded.
As of now, no one has been charged in the incident.