Mamie Mitchell, script supervisor for the unfinished film Rust, filed suit against its lead actor and producer, anti-Second Amendment blowhard Alec Baldwin Wednesday for his part in the fatal on-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the movie’s director.
“Mr. Baldwin cannot hide behind the Assistant Director to attempt to excuse the fact that he did not check the gun himself,” Mitchell’s filing reads. “Alec Baldwin intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not call for the cocking and firing of the firearm.”
The suit indicates Mitchell “was standing next to Hutchins and within 4 feet of [Baldwin], and was stunned when he fired the gun inside the tiny church on Bonanza Creek Ranch on Oct. 21.” It adds, “Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without checking it, and without having the armorer do so in his presence.”
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