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‘Rust’ film armorer sues prop provider over reside rounds on set of deadly capturing – Nationwide


The armorer overseeing weapons used within the filming of the Western “Rust” sued the prop provider on Wednesday, alleging his firm distributed reside ammunition on the set the place police say actor Alec Baldwin fired a spherical that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, 24, is looking for unspecified damages from prop supplier Seth Kenney and his firm, PDQ Arm and Prop LLC, in accordance with the lawsuit filed in New Mexico state court docket.

Kenney couldn’t be reached for remark. In a December interview with ABC Information, Kenney denied that reside rounds on set got here from his firm.

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The Oct. 21 capturing is beneath investigation by authorities in New Mexico and has rocked present enterprise, claiming the lifetime of a rising star of a cinematographer and wounding the movie’s director, Joel Souza.

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Reed’s go well with says she recollects loading the gun with rounds labeled as dummy ammunition, shaking the field to create the signature jingling sound that the inert rounds ought to make.

“To the very best of Hannah’s information, the gun was now loaded with 6 dummy rounds,” the go well with mentioned.


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The go well with additionally says she had given up management of the gun for quarter-hour earlier than the capturing as a result of COVID protocols saved her out of the church the place the capturing occurred. The capturing was not captured on movie, as Baldwin was practising for a scene to be shot later.

“The ammunition was misrepresented as solely dummy ammunition when it contained each dummy and reside ammunition,” the go well with mentioned. “Defendants distributed packing containers of ammunition purporting to include dummy rounds however which contained a mixture of dummy and reside ammunition to the Rust manufacturing.”

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Baldwin advised ABC Information he didn’t pull the set off, saying the Colt revolver went off when he was cocking the gun and rehearsing digicam angles with Hutchins.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta. Modifying by Gerry Doyle)






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