• Cinema Lawyers for the gunsmith of Alec Baldwin's shooting believe that the accident could be a "sabotage"

  • Cinema First negligence lawsuit filed against Alec Baldwin and 'Rust' crew

Actor Alec Baldwin has hired a former US federal prosecutor to represent him in civil lawsuits over the shooting that killed the cinematographer on the set of "Rust", a film he produced and starred in, US media reported on Friday.

Aaron S. Dyer,

a lawyer who worked for seven years at the Los Angeles, California Attorney General's Office, will assume the defense of Baldwin and also the production of the low-budget western "Rust," according to the specialized publication

Variety

.

The film was filmed on a New Mexico set when on October 21, during rehearsal, cinematographer

Halyna Hutchins

died of a gunshot wound after Baldwin fired a gun that was

handed to her as "cold."

movie jargon to refer to an unloaded pistol.

Two members of the team sued Baldwin and the other producers of the film.

Serge Svetnoy,

the film's chief lighting officer, filed a "negligence" complaint two weeks ago against the actor, the production, and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the 24-year-old gunsmith responsible for the guns used during the filming of the film.

Svetnoy alleges that Baldwin, the film's deputy director, Dave Halls, who handed the gun to the actor during filming, claiming it was unloaded, and Gutierrez-Reed

did not follow the film industry's practices

on handling weapons and "allowed a revolver loaded with live ammunition will be aimed at living people. "

A week later,

Mamie Mitchell,

the film's screenwriter, filed another lawsuit.

Mitchell said he suffered "emotional distress" and other disturbances from damage "intentionally caused" by the production.

"The events that led to the firing of a loaded gun by Mr. Baldwin

are not mere negligence,"

warned the screenwriter's attorney, Gloria Allred.

"On the contrary, from our point of view, Mr. Baldwin

chose to play Russian roulette

when he operated a gun without having checked it and without the gunsmith having done it in his presence," argues the lawyer.

Halls and Gutierrez-Reed are also the subject of this lawsuit.

Former prosecutor Dyer is a partner at the

Los Angeles law

firm

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

.

"His extensive trial and appeal experience ensures that litigation is handled aggressively, efficiently, and effectively. His working knowledge of grand jury proceedings and other criminal and civil investigations enables him to navigate and explain those difficult and uncertain waters," he said. your profile on the law firm website.

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