Agreement between Alec Baldwin and the Halyna Hutchins family
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 289
An agreement would have been found between Alec Baldwin and the family of Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography for the film Rust who died from a vacant bullet during filming. To be precise, Halyna was killed a year ago by a gunshot fired from a prop gun, during filming, in which Baldwin was both producer and protagonist.
The shot had rebounded Joel Souza, director of the film. The lawsuit opened in February in Santa Fe against Alec Baldwin, the production company, and others responsible for the movie. Actor Luke Nikas's attorney released a statement in place of his client: "During this difficult trial, everyone's desire was to do the best for Halyna's son."
Matthew Hutchins, Halyna's partner, expressed a desire to leave the story behind as soon as possible: "I have no interest in making recriminations or attributions of blame towards the producers or Baldwin.
We all believe that Halyna's death was a terrible accident." After the agreement was reached, Souza also wanted to remember Halyna: "Talented, kind, creative, a source of incredible positive energy." Baldwin had stated that he did not feel responsible for the incident, claiming he did not pull the trigger.
Baldwin has always insisted that he was not informed of the presence of live weapons, therefore loaded and ready to explode potentially deadly shots. Santa Fe County would have requested additional funding that would be needed if the prosecution decides that all the elements are in place to go to a high-profile media trial.
Prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies said: "One of the possible defendants is the famous film actor Alec Baldwin." She also said her office has not yet determined that it will be necessary to get to the indictments. You are now expecting the final report of the investigation which will arrive in a few weeks if not days." The plaintiff's attorney, Luke Nikas, added: "We were told it's premature to discuss the case and they must have the space to work without baseless allegations and gossip."