In October 2021, the star had killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while handling a revolver during the filming of a western.
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An agreement almost a year after the tragedy. American actor Alec Baldwin announced on Wednesday October 5 that he had reached an agreement with the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, whom he had killed in October 2021 while handling a revolver during the filming of the western. Rust.
“I have no desire to launch recriminations or point out any culprits (either the producers or Alec Baldwin)”commented the husband of the victim, Matthew Hutchins, quoted in the press release of the production of the film. “We are all convinced that Halyna’s death resulted from a terrible accident.”
In an Instagram post, the comedian said to himself “grateful to all those who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful case”. Production on the film will resume in January 2023, according to a separate statement obtained by AFP. The settlement ends civil lawsuits brought by Halyna Hutchins’ family against Alec Baldwin. The amount of this negotiated agreement, which must then be validated by a judge, was not disclosed.
On October 21, 2021, the filming of this western on a ranch in Santa Fe (New Mexico) had turned tragic when Alec Baldwin had activated a weapon supposed to contain only blank bullets, but whose very real projectile had fatally injured Halyna Hutchins, 42 years old.