Alec Baldwin has called on a judge to bring a “particularly false” lawsuit against him by the family of the late rust Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Hutchins died in October 2021 after being hit by a live bullet during a rehearsal on set in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also shot and wounded, but survived the incident.
In January, Baldwin was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter over the fatal shooting of 42-year-old Hutchins.
The actor pleaded not guilty, having previously stated that he was told the gun was safe and refused to pull the trigger.
The following month, Hutchins’ parents and sister filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and others, seeking compensation for causing emotional distress, negligence and loss of the corporation.
In court documents filed last week (obtained by New York Post Office), Baldwin argued that the lawsuit should be dismissed because the family had been separated from the cinematographer in the years before her death.
“Losing a daughter and sister is certainly painful under any circumstances. However, the Plaints – who had been physically, financially and emotionally separated from Halyna for many years prior to her death – had no viable reason to act against the Defendants,” Baldwin said and added: “This is particularly wrong.”
The 30 stones the star also argued that he had reached an agreement with Matthew, Hutchins’ husband in October, with court documents saying: “She left behind a husband and a son in California. , who quickly filed a lawsuit in New Mexico over unjust death and loss of the corporation.
“Matthew Hutchins and Alec Baldwin, both working with a specific desire to honor her legacy and do what was best for Halyna’s son, reached an agreement in October 2022. It should end like that, but it doesn’t.”
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The charges in the criminal case against Baldwin carry a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a fine.