Alec Baldwin is facing another lawsuit over the Rust shooting which led to the death of Halyna Hutchins.
The 30 Rock actor accidentally discharged a gun while working on the Western film in November, 2021, striking and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and injuring director Joel Souza.
The 64-year-old has always maintained that he was not aware the gun had a live round – but was officially charged with involuntary manslaughter last week.
Hutchins’ family are now set to file a new lawsuit against the Hollywood star, after previously settling a separate legal suit.
PA reports that they are suing the Hollywood actor for alleged battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and loss of consortium – which refers to compensation for damages to relationships that are mutually dependent.
Gloria Allred is representing the family and spoke out in a press conference earlier today, explaining: ‘It’s clear to us that the relationships of all of our clients have been damaged, and that they will not be able to enjoy life in the same way as they did when their precious Halyna was alive.
‘Halyna was the light in their lives. Of course, for all of our three clients, that tragic loss of their daughter and sister is heartbreaking.’
The family previously sued Baldwin for wrongful death last February after the incident, but settled this in October.
Baldwin wrote on Instagram at the time: ‘We are pleased to announce today the settlement of the civil case filed on behalf of the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
‘Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son.
‘We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.’
The reports come after Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed were both charged with two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act.
They are thought to be attending an arraignment hearing later this month, which is likely to be virtual.
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed the charging documents, and said in a statement at the time: ‘Today we have taken another important step in securing justice
for Halyna Hutchins.
‘In New Mexico, no-one is above the law and justice will be served.’
If convicted of the most serious charge, they could each face a mandatory five-year prison sentence.
Baldwin’s lawyers have vowed to fight the charges, and reportedly filed a motion to disqualify the special prosecutor.