If Alec Baldwin was hoping the killing of his coworker would be quietly swept under the rug and forgotten, he was very, very wrong.
A new lawsuit is laying the blame squarely on Alec’s shoulders, saying the script did not call for any gunfire in the scene they were shooting.
This lawsuit is bringing out a name our readers should be familiar with — Gloria Allred. Allred is representing Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor on Rust.
Mitchell’s lawsuit claimed that Baldwin “intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired a loaded gun” even though the upcoming scene “did not call for the cocking and firing of a firearm.” The lawsuit also claimed Baldwin pointed and fired the gun at Hutchins, Joel Souza and Mitchell even though that was against protocol.
“Days before the shooting there were warning signs that there were dangerous conditions related to guns on the set,” Allred claimed during the press conference. “A camera operator had reported two gun discharges during a rehearsal in a cabin. ‘This is super unsafe,’ the camera operator wrote in a text message to the production manager.”
Allred gave alleged examples of times safety protocols were not followed on set including having live ammunition on the set and having someone besides the prop master or armorer handle the guns.
Mitchell’s attorney claimed Baldwin knew that he should not rely on any statement made by the assistant director indicating that the gun was safe to use and went on to accuse Baldwin of playing “Russian roulette” on the set of “Rust.”
“Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without checking it and without having the armorer do so in his presence,” she said. — FoxNews
For once, we actually agree with Allred on something.
Our own ‘Warriors and Wildmen’ show came to a similar conclusion about Baldwin’s recklessness in the episode entitled How Not To Alec Baldwin Some Poor Soul.