Alec Baldwin is attempting to shift blame away from himself after shooting a crewmember during filming.
So far, he is losing the battle in the court of public opinion.
Now Baldwin is in deep trouble after one stunning reveal about his shooting incident.
People still want to know exactly what happened when Alec Baldwin shot Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins during filming of the ill-fated western Rust.
Baldwin alleged he never squeezed the trigger, but firearms experts rebut that ridiculous claim.
And now Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the set, is giving her side of the story in a lawsuit against PDQ Arm and Prop LLC, the company that supplied the weapons and ammunition for the film shoot.
Gutierrez-Reed claimed in her lawsuit that Baldwin ignored her requests for the actor to partake in firearms training, and she also said that Assistant Director David Halls did not follow procedure and did not alert her that filming was about to occur.
Gutierrez-Reed’s suit alleges:
“Had Hannah been called back in, she would have re-inspected the weapon, and every round again, and instructed Baldwin on safe gun practice with the cross draw, as was her standard practice on set and under circumstances where (1) Baldwin did not respond to Hannah’s request on October 15 to schedule cross draw training and (2) the gun had been out of her possession for 15 minutes.”
According to allegations from Gutierrez-Reed, PDQ Arm and Prop negligently supplied the film shoot with a live bullet when only dummy rounds were supposed to be used.
The lawsuit includes several text messages that strongly imply the entire film shoot was chaotic as corners were constantly being cut.
Gutierrez-Reed is the daughter of famed armorer Thell Reed, but this was her first feature production as the lead armorer.
Gutierrez also alleges that she was forced to assume multiple duties on set outside her scope as armorer.
Both Gutierrez-Reed and Seth Kenney, owner of PDQ, characterize AD Halls as unqualified for his job via text messages.
After the shooting incident, Kenney allegedly tried to entice Gutierrez-Reed to lay all of the blame on Halls.
“Had you partnered up with a truly professional AD, none of this would have happened…That true professional would have supported your safe efforts. Instead you got David ‘reckless’ Halls.”
None of these developments bode well for Baldwin.
Not only was he the lead actor and had the gun in his possession when Hutchins was killed, he was the producer on a film shoot that many say was an absolute circus.
Baldwin is also facing lawsuits from other crewmembers for his role in the tragic shooting of Hutchins, and he is still not out of the woods with law enforcement who are investigating the incident.
Multiple actors have come out and insinuated that Baldwin did not follow proper protocol.
George Clooney and Nicolas Cage, actors who are no strangers to action movies with lots of gun play, detailed their processes for ensuring gun safety on set.
Baldwin broke cardinal rules, and it cost a woman her life.