Alec Baldwin has asked to file the lawsuit filed by Halena Hutchins’ parents and sister following the death of the film artist while filming Rush.
The actor said Hutchins’ parents and sister had been estranged from her “physically, financially and emotionally for years before her death.”
Baldwin said in court documents filed last Thursday that Olga Solovey, Anatoly Androsovich and Svetlana Zhemko filed the “misleading” lawsuit seeking compensation for Hutchins’ death in October 2021 on the set of the Rush movies outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The loss of a daughter and sister is undeniably painful under any circumstances.
“However, the plaintiffs — who were physically, financially, and emotionally estranged from Halena for years prior to her death — have no valid reason to bring an action against the defendants,” according to the documents, according to the filing. NBC News.
Alec Baldwin (pictured) said Hutchins’ parents and sister had been estranged from her ‘physically, financially and emotionally for years before her death’
Baldwin said in court documents filed last Thursday that Olga Solovey, Anatoly Andrusovich, and Svetlana Zhemko filed the “misleading” lawsuit solely to seek compensation for Hutchins’ death in October 2021 on the set of the Rush movie outside Santa Fe, New Mexico (Pictured left to right: mother Olga Solovey, Matthew Hutchins, Halina Hutchins, and Father Anatoly Androsovich)
The attorney representing Hutchins’ parents and sister, Gloria Allred, said in a statement Saturday that Baldwin’s plea for dismissal showed he was ‘once again trying to avoid liability’ (Pictured: Halina Hutchins, right, who is the sister, Svetlana Zimko, to the left)
The lawsuit was filed in February on behalf of Baldwin, Shields creator Hannah Gutierrez Reed, and assistant director David Holes as well as Rust Movie Productions, LLC. as accusers.
Reportedly, the lawyer representing Hutchins’ parents and sister, Gloria Allred, said in a statement Saturday that Baldwin’s plea for the lawsuit to be dropped showed that he was “trying again to evade responsibility.”
She added that she and the Hutchins family were there to ensure that Baldwin was “accountable for his actions.”
Helena Hutchins was shot and killed on October 21, 2021, at Bonanza Creek Ranch, while Baldwin was rehearsing with a gun for a scene, and also wounded director Joel Sousa after the bullet passed Hutchins.
In January, Baldwin and Gutierrez Reid were charged with manslaughter, and Baldwin has since vowed to fight the charges, calling them a “terrible miscarriage of justice.”
He and gunsmith Hana Gutierrez Reed face a maximum of 18 months in prison if convicted of manslaughter.
Prosecutors allege that Baldwin pulled the trigger on the gun that killed Hutchins while Gutierrez Reid failed to ensure it was discharged.
District Attorney Mary Carmack Altoys said Director Halls was charged with negligence with the use of a deadly weapon, and agreed not to contest.
Halena Hutchins (pictured) was shot and killed on Oct. 21, 2021, at Bonanza Creek Ranch, while Baldwin was practicing with a gun for a scene. Director Joel Sousa was also injured after the bullet passed Hutchins.
Armorer Hana Gutierrez Reid, 25, (left) was also charged with manslaughter. Halls (R), the assistant director, pleaded guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon
Last year, Baldwin was sued by Hutchins’ husband, Matthew Hutchins, and their nine-year-old son, but they reached a settlement in October 2022.
Last year, Hutchins’ husband, Matthew Hutchins, sued Baldwin and their nine-year-old son, but they reached a settlement in October 2022.
After the lawsuit was settled last year, Mr Hutchins claimed he wanted no more “charges”.
But in January, the Hutchins family said it supported Alec Baldwin’s manslaughter charge.
In his lawsuit, which he filed Thursday, Baldwin said he believes the settlement “should have been the end of it.”
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for June 9.