Actor Alec Baldwin and the producers of “Rust” have asked a California judge to dismiss a script supervisor’s lawsuit, Deadline.com reported.
“Rust” script supervisor Mamie Mitchell filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and film producers in November in relation to the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchinson on the movie set.
“Nothing about Plaintiff’s allegations suggest that any of Defendants, including Mr. Baldwin, intended the Prop Gun to be loaded with live ammunition,” the defendants said in their motion to dismiss. “Moreover, nothing about Plaintiff’s allegations suggests any of the Defendants knew the Prop Gun contained live ammunition.”
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP attorneys, who are representing Baldwin and the film’s producers, have requested a hearing next month before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E. Whitaker to dismiss Mitchell’s case.
The attorneys for the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who is the center of the Santa Fe Sheriff Office’s probe into the incident, have suggested that the prop gun may have been tampered with, noting that the film set had other safety and labor issues.
Earlier this month Gutierrez Reed filed a lawsuit against the film’s so-called armorer/mentor Seth Kenney and his company, PDQ Arm and Prop, Deadline.com noted.