The first lawsuit has been filed in the Rust shooting. While the Santa Fe County Sheriff's department continues its investigation into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by Alec Baldwin, the film's gaffer Serge Svetnoy filed a complaint of "general negligence" against the actor/producer, armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director Dave Halls, prop master Sarah Zachry, the production and its financial backers. “This incident was caused by the negligent acts and omissions of Defendants, and each of them, as well as their agents, principals, and employers,” the complaint, obtained by Deadline, states. “Simply put, there was no reason for a live bullet to be placed in that .45 Colt revolver to be present anywhere on the Rust set, and the presence of a bullet in a revolver posed a lethal threat to everyone in its vicinity."
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