Next hammer lawsuit against Alec Baldwin (63). Star lawyer Gloria Allred (80) has brought a new lawsuit against the actor. The plaintiff is screenwriter Mamie Mitchel, who was the first to dial the emergency number after the fatal shot in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins († 42) was killed. Mitchell is suing for assault and willful emotional distress and willful infliction of physical harm. She would have suffered both physical and emotional injuries from the shot fired just three feet away.
What was particularly explosive about Mitchell’s statement: According to the scriptwriter, there was nothing in the script that “indicated that a gun should be fired”. Mitchell’s lawsuit alleges that Baldwin “intentionally, for no valid reason or excuse, cocked and fired a loaded gun,” even though the upcoming scene “did not involve the unlocking and firing of a weapon.”
And: Lawyer Gloria Allred also puts forward the thesis in the lawsuit that Alec Baldwin aimed and fired the gun at Hutchins, Joel Suza and Mitchell, although this was against the protocol. An official statement from the star attorney said: “We believe Mr Baldwin decided to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without checking it and without the gunsmith doing so in his presence. His behavior and that of the producers at ‘Rust’ was grossly negligent. “