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Defamation Suit Against Baldwin to Be Refiled

Family accuses actor of setting social media followers on fallen Marine's sister

(Newser) - A lawyer for the family of a Marine killed in Afghanistan said Thursday that a new version of a lawsuit accusing actor Alec Baldwin of unleashing his social media followers against them will soon be filed. A federal judge had dismissed the original lawsuit but invited the family to rewrite...

Lawsuit Against Baldwin From Marine's Family Dismissed

He called fallen Marine's sister an 'insurrectionist'

(Newser) - A $25 million defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin from the widow and sisters of a Marine killed in the 2021 suicide attack at Kabul's airport has been dismissed—again. The actor donated $5,000 to the family of Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum after the attack. He was sued...

Prosecutors: Rust Armorer Was Likely Hungover

Prosecutors level new accusations against Hannah Gutierrez-Reed

(Newser) - The weapons supervisor on the film set where Alec Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer was drinking and smoking marijuana in the evenings during the filming of Rust, prosecutors are alleging, saying she was likely hungover when she loaded a live bullet into the revolver that the actor used. They...

Hammer of Gun in Rust Shooting Possibly Modified

Prosecutors request forensic testing of the revolver, armorer's jacket

(Newser) - Investigators believe the gun Alec Baldwin was handling when it fired a bullet that killed Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins may have been intentionally modified. In a motion requesting forensic testing of the .45 Long Colt revolver and ammunition, New Mexico special prosecutors say "the modification appears to be related...

Prosecutors Plan to Drop Baldwin's Charges
No Longer
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Baldwin No Longer Charged in Rust Death

New investigation could mean counts are reinstated later

(Newser) - In what the AP is calling "a stunning turnaround," prosecutors on Friday formally dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge that Alec Baldwin had been facing in the death of the Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. That was the only remaining criminal charge against Baldwin in state District Court in Santa...

Widower of Cinematographer to Work on Resumed Rust Film

Matthew Hutchins will be an executive producer

(Newser) - The Alec Baldwin movie Rust will resume production this week, according to Rust Movie Productions, about a year and a half after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on set with a prop gun. Baldwin will return, as will director Joel Souza, who was wounded in the shooting, reports CNBC...

Another Win for Alec Baldwin in Rust Case
DA in Rust Case
Steps Aside

DA in Rust Case Steps Aside

Santa Fe prosecutor said she couldn't continue without 'extra manpower'

(Newser) - Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has stepped aside from the Rust prosecution after a series of setbacks and has named two lawyers to take over as special prosecutors, Variety reports. Earlier this month, special prosecutor Andrea Reeb stepped down from the prosecution of Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed...

Alec Baldwin Enters Plea, Learns Conditions of Release

Actor faces involuntary manslaughter charge in New Mexico

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin on Thursday pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set. The plea was contained in a court filing after the actor asked to avoid appearing at a virtual hearing scheduled for Friday, the New York Times reports....

Producers Say Rust Will Resume Filming

Director Joel Souza says finishing project will be 'bittersweet'

(Newser) - To call production of the movie Rust so far "troubled" would be a massive understatement, but producers still plan to resume filming the Western this spring. Rust Movie Productions says the production will include old and new crew members. The producers say cinematographer Bianca Cline will replace Halyna Hutchins,...

Prosecutors: Baldwin Was on His Phone During Gun Training

Actor, armorer have been formally charged with manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin has, as expected , been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust in 2021. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed charges against Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed on Tuesday, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The...

A Look at the Charges Against Alec Baldwin
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Alec Baldwin Responds to Movie-Set Charges

Actor's attorney slams 'terrible miscarriage of justice'

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin is now facing the possibility of prison over the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a movie set in 2021. The district attorney who serves Sante Fe County in New Mexico said Thursday that Baldwin will be charged before the end of the month with involuntary manslaughter,...

Alec Baldwin to Be Charged in Fatal Movie Shooting

Actor and 'Rust' armorer charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of Halyna Hutchins

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin will face criminal charges in the fatal 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a movie set. Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for firing the shot that killed Hutchins on the set of Rust, prosecutors in Santa Fe, New Mexico, said Thursday, reports CNN . The movie'...

Rust Litigation Gets Ever Messier
Rust Litigation
Just Got Messier

Rust Litigation Just Got Messier

Assistant director David Halls countersues, alleging negligence by Alec Baldwin, others

(Newser) - The finger-pointing over the fatal firing of a live round on the set of Rust continues, with the film's assistant director claiming he should not be held liable for harm alleged and deserves compensation from other parties involved if he is. David Halls on Friday filed a countersuit to...

Baldwin Files Rust Suit With Lots of Finger-Pointing

Actor alleges others should hold blame for death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin and the producers of Rust settled last month with the family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot by the actor on the movie's set in 2021. Now, Baldwin has lobbed his own lawsuit, which CNN notes is the first legal action he's taken...

Settlement Clears Way for Filming of Rust to Resume

Halyna Hutchins' family, Alec Baldwin settle for undisclosed amount

(Newser) - The family of Halyna Hutchins has settled with Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions for an undisclosed amount in the wake of the cinematographer's 2021 death on the set of Rust—paving the way for the movie to be completed. Hutchins' family sued Baldwin and the movie's producers...

Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Have Seventh Child

That's No. 8 in total for the actor

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin is now the father of eight. Wife Hilaria Baldwin gave birth to the couple's seventh child together, a baby girl, she announced on Instagram . "Both she and I are happy and healthy," the 38-year-old wrote of newborn Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin, per E! Online . Alec...

Report: Baldwin Has First Acting Job Since Tragedy

Sources tell the 'New York Post' actor is returning to Broadway

(Newser) - Almost a year after the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins led to the indefinite suspension of his Rust project, Alec Baldwin has lined up another acting job, insiders say. Sources tell the New York Post that in his first major Broadway role since 2013, Baldwin will appear in a revival...

Medical Investigator Rules Film Death Accidental

FBI forensics report says trigger must have been pulled, conflicting with Alec Baldwin's account

(Newser) - The fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last year was an accident, New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator has determined after an autopsy and a review of law enforcement reports. But Baldwin isn't in the clear yet. Prosecutors have not decided if any...

FBI Report Casts Doubt on Baldwin's Trigger Claim

Actor says he never pulled it in cinematographer's death, but tests suggest that's impossible

(Newser) - The investigation into exactly what transpired before Alec Baldwin accidentally killed a cinematographer on set is ongoing, but a new FBI report casts doubt on one element of Baldwin's account. The actor told ABC News definitively last year that he never pulled the trigger of what he was told...

Rust Armorer Asked to Use Live Rounds on Another Movie

Sheriff says action is 'concerning,' amid new file release

(Newser) - "This is the most horrifying thing I've ever heard in my life," Alec Baldwin told investigators as he was informed that a live round came from the prop gun he handled on the New Mexico set of Rust. "Someone loaded a live round into the gun...

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