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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...

Rust Production Hit With Maximum Fine

New Mexico agency says there was 'plain indifference to employee safety'

(Newser) - The production company behind Rust has been hit with the highest fine possible from a New Mexico government agency after a six-month investigation of the on-set accident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, which concluded there had been "plain...

Alec Baldwin: Dismiss Lawsuit From Family of Fallen Marine

They say he called slain Marine's sister a Jan. 6 'insurrectionist'

(Newser) - Update: Alec Baldwin has asked that a defamation lawsuit filed against him by the family of a fallen Marine be dismissed. Baldwin's lawyer said in the filing, per the AP , that "reposting a photo Roice (McCollum) herself publicly posted and then expressing a political opinion about it cannot...

The Babies Keep Coming for Alec, Hilaria Baldwin

Celebrity couple is expecting baby No. 7 (No. 8 for Alec)

(Newser) - Last year around this time, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin shocked the world when baby No. 6 arrived just a few months after baby No. 5 . Now, they're announcing that baby No. 7 is on the way. Their kids so far, per the New York Post : Carmen, 8, Rafael, 6,...

Alec Baldwin: I Can't Be Sued Over Fatal Shooting

Actor says his contract shields him from liability in the death

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin's lawyers have made a new filing in the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Haylna Hutchins , and they argue that the actor is protected from liability because of a clause in his contract, per the Hollywood Reporter . Baldwin makes the case that he was a producer on the...

Slain Cinematographer's Husband: Alec Baldwin Is Responsible

Matt Hutchins gives first public statements since his wife's tragic death on 'Rust' set

(Newser) - The husband of a cinematographer shot and killed on the set of the film Rust says it's “absurd” that Alex Baldwin believes he's not to blame for the shooting and he was “so angry” when Baldwin didn't accept responsibility, the AP reports. The remarks made...

Family of Cinematographer Sues Alec Baldwin

Relatives of Halyna Hutchins hold actor, producers of 'Rust' responsible for her death

(Newser) - The family of the cinematographer fatally shot by Alec Baldwin on a movie set last year has sued the actor and the movie's producers, reports USA Today . "Reckless conduct and cost-cutting measures led to the death of Halyna Hutchins," family attorney Brian Panish said at a Tuesday...

Baldwin Gives Phone to Deputies in New York

Search warrant was issued in December in investigation of killing on film set

(Newser) - Four weeks after a search warrant was issued, Alec Baldwin has complied with it by turning his cellphone over to sheriff's deputies. New Mexico authorities had sought the phone for their investigation of the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a film set there on Oct. 21. Santa...

A Month After Search Warrant, Alec Baldwin Hasn't Turned Over Phone

Baldwin's lawyer says it will happen this week

(Newser) - Update: Nearly one month after a judge approved the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office's search warrant for Alec Baldwin's phone, the actor has yet to turn it over to authorities. The sheriff's office released a statement Thursday detailing the timeline and noting that on Dec. 20,...

Cops Get Search Warrant for Alec Baldwin's Cell Phone

They want a look at any potential evidence relating to fatal 'Rust' shooting

(Newser) - New Mexico authorities have obtained a search warrant allowing them to look at Alec Baldwin's cell phone for any potential evidence relating to the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Rust set. Among other things, the search warrant says, authorities have been "made aware there were...

Baldwin Explains Exactly How He Handled the Gun

Actor says he only cocked it

(Newser) - It was "45 minutes to an hour" after Rust cinematographer Halnya Hutchins had been shot that actor Alec Baldwin considered the possibility that a live round was in the prop gun he had pointed at her. Initially, he thought she might have fainted or suffered a heart attack after...

'I Didn't Pull the Trigger,' Baldwin Says About Shooting

Actor gives interview about the on-set death of cinematographer

(Newser) - "I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never," Alec Baldwin has said about the fatal shooting on a film set. Halyna Hutchins, the film's cinematographer, was killed, and director Joel Souza was wounded during a rehearsal last month. Baldwin was...

New Leads on How Live Ammo May Have Gotten on Rust Set

Police executed a search warrant Tuesday

(Newser) - Investigators are following up on new leads regarding the live ammunition that somehow ended up on the New Mexico set of Rust, killing the film's cinematographer when the gun Alec Baldwin was rehearsing with went off Oct. 21. Movie gun supplier Seth Kenney was supposed to provide blanks and...

Rust Lawsuit: Alec Baldwin Played 'Russian Roulette' With Gun

Script supervisor on 'Rust' says script did not call for him to cock or fire the gun

(Newser) - The script supervisor for Rust, who was standing less than four feet away from Alec Baldwin when the fatal shot was fired on the film set, is now suing the actor. Mamie Mitchell says in the suit that nothing in the script called for a gun to be cocked or...

Rust Gaffer on the Moment That Will 'Haunt Him Forever'

Serge Svetnoy files negligence suit naming producers, assistant director, armorer

(Newser) - The chief electrician on the set of Rust didn't name names when he spoke out about a lack of professionalism that set the stage for the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Oct. 21. But he's naming names now. On Wednesday gaffer Serge Svetnoy, 63, became...

Baldwin Has a Solution for Weapons on Sets

Actor posted tweet calling for cops to monitor guns

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin thinks cops are the answer. The actor posted a screenshot of a tweet to his Instagram page that reads, "Every film/TV set that uses guns, fake or otherwise, should have a police officer on set, hired by the production, to specifically monitor weapons safety." Baldwin didn’...

'The Rock' Makes Big Shift on Guns in Movies

Dwayne Johnson's production company will only use rubber guns from now on

(Newser) - One of the biggest action stars in Hollywood is done using real guns on movie sets. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tells Variety that his production company is making the switch following the fatal shooting on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust. “I can’t speak for...

Rust Assistant Director's Lawyer: It Wasn't His Job to Check Gun

She pushes back on narrative that Dave Halls called out 'cold gun,' handed it to Baldwin

(Newser) - Dave Halls, assistant director for Rust, has come under scrutiny since the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, with police saying he admitted he didn't fully check the gun in question before handing it to Alec Baldwin, who was holding it when it went off. But a lawyer for...

'She Was My Friend,' Baldwin Says

Baldwin Addresses Fatal Shooting

'She was my friend,' actor says of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

(Newser) - While driving through Manchester, Vermont, on Saturday, Alec Baldwin decided to pull over and talk to the paparazzi about the fatal shooting on a film set in New Mexico. Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer, was killed when Baldwin fired a prop gun. "She was my friend," the actor said...

Rust Armorer's Lawyers Say She Suspects Sabotage

Live round may have been placed in box of dummy ammunition, attorneys say

(Newser) - Update: Lawyers for Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed say she believes the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins may have been the result of sabotage, NBC reports. Attorney Jason Bowles said Wednesday that somebody may have deliberately placed a live round in a box of dummy ammunition. "Who put those in...

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