2nd 'Rust' Crew Member Sues Alec Baldwin: ‘He Did Not Check the Gun Himself,' No Firing in Upcoming Scene

2nd 'Rust' Crew Member Sues Alec Baldwin: ‘He Did Not Check the Gun Himself,' No Firing in Upcoming Scene


Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor for the unfinished film Rust, filed suit against its lead actor and producer Alec Baldwin Wednesday, declaring “Mr. Baldwin cannot hide” from responsibility for the fatal on-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the movie’s director.

Deadline quoted from Mitchell’s filing, which says, “Mr. Baldwin cannot hide behind the Assistant Director to attempt to excuse the fact that he did not check the gun himself.”

Mitchell’s complaint also alleges: “Alec Baldwin intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not call for the cocking and firing of the firearm.”

The Associated Press notes that the suit indicates Mitchell “was standing next to Hutchins and within

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