Alec Baldwin will be represented by attorney Aaron S. Dyer of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for civil suits stemming from the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western Rust, Leak Herald has confirmed. Dyer, who once served as L.A.’s assistant district attorney, will also rep Rust Movie Productions, along with other companies involved with the indie film.
Baldwin fatally shot Hutchins while filming at Santa Fe, NM’s Bonanza Creek Ranch on October 21. He did so with a prop gun he reportedly believed to be safe, but that in fact contained at least one live round of ammunition. Also injured on the set of the film produced by and starring Baldwin was director Joel Souza.
Thus far, two lawsuits have been filed in the aftermath of the tragic incident. Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, which named Baldwin, as well as the film’s producers and several other crew members, citing “physical and emotional injuries” she’d suffered as a result of the events on the Rust set. Also filing suit was gaffer Serge Svetnoy, who claimed to have suffered similar harm, having been in close proximity to Baldwin when he fired the fatal shot.
While Hutchins’ husband and son are repped by attorney Brian J. Panish, they have not yet filed suit.
Whether or not Baldwin will face criminal charges for the shooting on the set of Rust is not yet clear.
The latest development with regard to the Rust lawsuits was first reported by The Daily Journal.