The armorer on the sets of ‘Rust’ claims that Alec Baldwin did not follow the gun safety rules before practicing the shooting scene that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
“’Rust’ armorer claims Alec Baldwin ignored gun safety rules before deadly shooting,” Tweeted New York Post.
Recently, armorer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed responded to the court’s filing that reads Alec Baldwin’s claim that Halyna Hutchins asked him to pull the trigger of the so-called prop gun, CNN revealed.
“Mr. Baldwin knew that he could never point a firearm at crew members under any circumstances and had a duty of safety to his fellow crew members,” said Gutierrez Reed in her statement recorded on Saturday.
“Yet he did point the gun at Halyna before the fatal incident against all rules and common sense,” added the armorer.
Gutierrez further alleged that everyone on the set of Rust, including movie lead Alec Baldwin, “had a duty and responsibility to call Hannah in for inspection of the gun and safety instruction before any gun scene was conducted.”
“Hannah was not called into the Church before the impromptu gun scene rehearsal and she should have been,” CNN cited.
Gutierrez Reed said that she had no idea who was in charge of the crew for the safety issues when the incident happened inside the Church set of Rust. However, during her time on the set, she encountered “constant resistance from Baldwin and production staffers”.
“Hannah emphasized the importance of training Mr. Baldwin in the cross draw, which is dangerous,” says the statement.
“He never accepted the offer and Hannah was not able to conduct that training as well as other training she wanted to do, because of budgeting and being overruled by production.”
Baldwin last claimed that Gutierrez Reed ‘ordered’ him not to cross-check the gun for live ammunition saying, “it was her job to check the gun – not his.”
“An actor cannot rule that a gun is safe. That is the responsibility of other people on the set,” said the movie actor who ‘couldn’t give a shit about his career anymore‘ and denied taking the responsibility for the shooting at the set of Rust.
According to him, every mistake that led to the October 21 incident was “performed by someone else.” Baldwin’s statement and court filings revealed that the actor had made an “exhaustive effort” to resume the shooting even after a flurry of lawsuits blamed him for the shooting.