The key gaffer (chief electrian) on "Rust" is taking legal action against Alec Baldwin, armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director Dave Halls, suing them over the fatal shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins.
Serge Svetnoy claims the defendants' alleged negligence caused him severe emotional distress in the aftermath of it all.
Svetnoy claims the bullet that struck both Hutchins and director Joel Souza actually zoomed by and nearly hit him too. The gaffer also claims he was one of the first people on hand to tend to Halyna while she was profusely bleeding.
He’s suing Baldwin, claiming he"owed a duty to the crew members and actors on the 'Rust' set to handle the Colt Revolver provided to him with reasonable care and diligence for the safety of 'Rust' cast and crew.”
And... according to the lawsuit, the scene Baldwin was rehearsing did not call for him to pull the trigger.
According to the lawsuit, the scene called for Baldwin to draw the gun and point it in the general direction of the camera, but, "the scene did not call for Baldwin to shoot the Colt Revolver.”
Svetnoy is asking for damages and a jury trial.
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