It would start with a good intention.
Actor Alec Baldwin has tried to restart the filming of the western
on which filmmaker Halyna Hutchins was accidentally killed, in order to "honor his memory" and compensate his family.
This was revealed by the actor's lawyers in the context of an arbitration procedure to request financial support from the other producers of the film, arguing about their contractual obligations.
“Baldwin has made strenuous efforts to contact the cast of
in hopes of gaining their support for finishing the film.
He did so with the intention of honoring Halyna's memory by completing her last work and compensating [Matt] Hutchins [the victim's husband] and her son from the proceeds of the film," the document states. , filed Friday with a specialized firm in Los Angeles.
Alec Baldwin requests payment of legal costs
According to the text, Alec Baldwin had managed to convince the film crew, including its director Joel Souza, who was also injured on the day of the tragedy, to complete production.
But Matt Hutchins refused the offer of an amicable agreement offered to him by Alec Baldwin and ended up filing a complaint against Alec Baldwin and the production, claiming “substantial” damages from them, citing a long list of breaches.
In his arbitration file, Alec Baldwin asks the production of
to bear the procedural and legal costs related to the accident on the set, which he says is provided for in his contract.
The actor targeted by several civil complaints
At the time of the tragedy, on October 21 on a ranch in Santa Fe (New Mexico), Alec Baldwin was handling a revolver while working on a scene with Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for the film.
She had been presented with the weapon as harmless because it was supposed to contain only dummy bullets but the shot was fired, mortally wounding the 42-year-old filmmaker.
Alec Baldwin, who is also one of the producers of
, has since been the subject of several civil suits seeking compensation, including one filed by Matt Hutchins, the victim's husband, and their young son. .
Neither guilty nor responsible
In a television interview, the actor said last year that he felt neither guilty nor even "responsible" for the death of Halyna Hutchins, assuring that it was she who asked him to point his revolver at her and that the shot had gone off without his pulling the trigger.
Alongside numerous civil proceedings initiated by members of the film crew, a criminal investigation is still ongoing.
In particular, the police are looking to find out how live ammunition could have been found on the set, which is in theory strictly prohibited.
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