After the shooting drama on Alec Baldwin’s set, the armorer sued the ammunition supplier. She spoke previously of “sabotage”.
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- The gunsmith’s lawsuit is directed against a man who supplied props, including ammunition, for the shooting of the western “Rust”.
Almost three months after the death of a camerawoman while shooting a film with Hollywood star Alec Baldwin, an employee has sued a prop master. The competent court in the US state of New Mexico announced that the armorer’s civil suit was received on Wednesday. The complaint is available to the German Press Agency.
The gunsmith’s lawsuit is directed against a man who supplied props, including ammunition, for the shooting of the western “Rust”.
In addition to harmless dummy cartridges, there was live ammunition in a box that had been designated as a container for harmless “dummies”, the accusation is. The props company denied supplying live ammunition in the Los Angeles Times in November.
Armorer accuses “sabotage”.
In the incident during the shooting of the low-budget western “Rust” on a film ranch in Santa Fe on October 21, chief camerawoman Halyna Hutchins (42) was fatally injured and director Joel Souza was hit in the shoulder. Alec Baldwin, who serves as a lead actor and producer on the film, fired the gun in rehearsal for one scene. Investigations revealed that the Colt had a real bullet in it.
Police investigations are continuing. The lawyers of the weapon master in focus brought “sabotage” into play in November. Someone could have put a live ammunition bullet in a box of harmless dummy cartridges to sabotage the shoot, attorney Jason Bowles said in a TV interview at the time. The armorer had denied allegations of negligence on set.
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