Alec Baldwin seeks dismissal of civil suit
Attorneys for Alec Baldwin
and other producers of the movie "Rust" are asking a court to
dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by a script supervisor who was on
the set when the actor fatally shot a cinematographer.
In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, the
attorneys said the claim by Mamie Mitchell should be thrown out
because there was no evidence that Baldwin or any of the
producers intended harm. Baldwin was the lead actor and a
producer of the independent film, a Western.
"Despite Plaintiff’s attempt to label claims as
intentional, nothing about Plaintiff’s allegations suggest that
any of Defendants intentionally committed harmful conduct," the
Mitchell claimed in a lawsuit filed in November https://www.reuters.com/world/us/crew-member-rust-movie-says-script-never-called-gun-be-fired-hollywood-reporter-2021-11-17
that Baldwin should have checked the Colt .45 revolver he was
holding to make sure it did not include live ammunition. Baldwin
has said the assistant director told him the gun was "cold," or
safe to use and that he did not pull the trigger Mitchell, who
said she was in the line of fire, alleges assault, intentional
infliction of emotional distress, and deliberate infliction of
harm and is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit filed in
Los Angeles Superior Court.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel
Souza was wounded when the gun discharged as Baldwin was
rehearing on the New Mexico film set.
Mitchell, who said she was in the line of fire, alleges
assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and
deliberate infliction of harm, and is seeking unspecified
damages in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Gloria Allred, Mitchell's attorney, said on Tuesday that the
claim should be allowed to proceed.
The producers are "trying to avoid explaining their conduct
before a judge and a jury in a court of law," she said in a