“Rust” Crew Member Sues Vagina Armorer, Alec Baldwin and Others Over Deadly Shooting

Serge Svetnoy, pictured with Alec Baldwin’s victim Halyna Hutchins.

It took a while for the lawsuits to show up.

New York Post:

A lighting technician from the set of “Rust” is suing Alec Baldwin and the film’s armorer for negligence, claiming he suffered emotional distress after nearly being hit by the bullet that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The film’s gaffer, Serge Svetnoy, claims he held Hutchins in his arms as blood poured from her gunshot wound, and desperately tried to save her after Baldwin accidentally shot her with a loaded prop gun, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Court.

Svetnoy claims the 63-year-old actor should have checked the gun before pulling the trigger.

“[Baldwin] owed a duty to [me] and other crew members and actors on the ‘Rust’ set to handle the Colt Revolver provided to him by defendant Halls with reasonable care and diligence for the safety of ‘Rust’ cast and crew,” the suit states.

“This duty called for Defendant Baldwin to double-check the Colt Revolver with Halls upon being handled to ensure that it did not contain live ammunition,” it continues. “This duty further called for [Baldwin] to handle the Colt Revolver as if it was loaded and to refrain from pointing it at anyone.”

In the scene Baldwin was rehearsing, the actor was supposed to draw the gun and point it in the direction of the camera — but not pull the trigger, according to the lawsuit.

The gaffer — who is also suing the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, along with assistant director Dave Halls and others — also claims the people in charge failed to keep workers safe on set.

They attempted to save money by hiring an insufficient number of crew members to safely handle the props and firearms,” the suit states, noting Baldwin was a producer on the film. It also alleges they violated industry norms, failed to allow proper time for gunfire and declined requests for a weapons training day.

It’s probably going to be hard to successfully sue Baldwin. He’s literally not responsible for this, and as much as I dislike him, I said as much at the time – I feel bad for him.

The only way they could sue Baldwin and win is if they showed that as a producer, he was in charge of the set, and was allowing it to be run in a completely unprofessional manner. You know – “reckless disregard” of some kind. They could get him on that. But not on simply pulling the trigger.

The bitch who is responsible is claiming there’s a conspiracy against her.

New York Post:

An attorney for the armorer on the set of “Rust” said that his client is being “framed” for the tragic death that occurred when Alec Baldwin shot the film’s cinematographer.

The lawyer for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed insisted on Wednesday that “sabotage” and a “tampered” crime scene were evidence of the frame job for the shooting last month on the New Mexico film set.

“I was framed lol”

“We are asking for a full and complete investigation of all of the facts, including the live rounds themselves, how they ended up in the ‘dummies’ box, and who put them in there,” attorney Jason Bowles said.

The lawyer said his client shared new “critical” information with local sheriffs as they await findings from the FBI and prosecutors.

We are convinced that this was sabotage and Hannah is being framed. We believe that the scene was tampered with as well before the police arrived,” Bowles said, without providing any details to back up his claim.

I could believe it was some kind of conspiracy.

There were definitely a lot of weird things happening on that set, it seems.