The civil lawsuit, filed in New Mexico on Tuesday, is seeking unspecified but ‘substantial’ damages, including punitive damages.
Attorney Brian Panish, representing Hutchins’ husband, Matthew Hutchins, and their young son, Andros, held a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday to announce the lawsuit against Baldwin and ‘others who are responsible for the safety on set, and whose reckless behavior and cost-cutting led to the senseless, tragic death of Halyna Hutchins,’ he said.
According to Panish, his firm has conducted an independent investigation that he said uncovered ‘numerous violations of industry standards’ by Baldwin and the other defendants named in the complaint, among them Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director David Halls and several production companies attached to the project.
‘There are many people culpable, but Mr. Baldwin was the person holding the weapon … that but for him shooting, she would not have died,’ Panish said.
At least three other lawsuits have been filed over the shooting, but this is the first directly tied to one of the two people shot.
A 10-minute video created by the attorneys showed a 3D animated recreation of the shooting during a rehearsal in a church.
It shows a computer-generated avatar representing Baldwin accepting the Colt gun from Halls, pointing it in Hutchins’ direction, and firing.
The animation shows that the bullet in the chamber was live and not a ‘dummy’ with a hole drilled into it. The round strikes Hutchins, who clutches her chest and collapses in the video.
WATCH: RECREATION OF THE #Rust movie set SHOOTING. Family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins files lawsuit against #AlecBaldwin and others. This recreation was made by the family/reps. pic.twitter.com/alaGH7KCaj
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) February 15, 2022
I don’t know how Alec Baldwin can walk around and pretend like his life is totally normal.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) February 15, 2022