The husband of the murdered Galina Hutchins withdrew the lawsuit against Baldwin: the shooting of “Rasta” will resume with the participation of the spouse of the deceased

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Alec Baldwin has reached an out-of-court settlement with relatives of cameraman Galina Hutchins, whom he accidentally shot while filming, according to the BBC.

The husband of the murdered Galina Hutchins withdrew the lawsuit against Baldwin: filming of

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The operator's family accused the Hollywood actor of negligence, but have now agreed to withdraw their claim. Work on the film “Rust” will resume in January with Galina Hutchins' husband Matthew as executive producer.

Hutchins, who was born and raised in Ukraine and became a cinematographer in the US, was killed in October 2021; she was 42 years old. Baldwin accidentally shot her in the chest with a prop pistol that turned out to be a live round. The director of the film, Joel Souza, was also wounded by a ricochet in the shoulder, he survived.

The actor was rehearsing the scene, snatching “Colt” 45 caliber and pointing it towards the camera. He was sure that the revolver was loaded with blanks, as the assistant director, who handed him the weapon, shouted the phrase “cold gun” (i.e. “cold gun”), which means the safety of the weapon.

After the tragedy, the production of the film was suspended indefinitely. Authorities in the state of New Mexico, where filming took place, conducted their investigation, which showed that the company working on the film, Rust Movie Productions LLC, was aware of the widespread non-compliance with safety rules on the set, but it ignored it.

In February 2022, Galina Hutchins' husband sued this company – and Alec Baldwin personally. The lawsuit stated that Hutchins' death could have been avoided if Baldwin and the other cast members had not acted recklessly and recklessly, but followed safety regulations.

The terms of the current agreement reached between Galina's family and the cast members , have not been disclosed.

As Hutchins' husband said, all parties accept that the operator's death was an accident.

In a statement released by film industry news site Deadline, Matthew Hutchins said he plans to executive produce the film and will include all those who worked on the film before his wife's death.

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According to Hutchins, he would like the end result to be a memory of Galina's last project. The wife of the deceased added that he did not plan to continue the search for those responsible for her death.

Alec Baldwin's lawyer said in a statement: “For all the time this difficult process lasted, the main thing for all parties was the desire to do everything possible for Galina's son. We are grateful to everyone who helped resolve this tragic and painful situation”.

Baldwin himself remains among the four people in the New Mexico State Police investigation who may be charged with a felony in late October .

Galina Hutchins was born and raised in Ukraine. She graduated from Kyiv State University with a degree in “international journalism”, and then worked on the set of documentaries in the UK.

In 2015, she received a film education in the USA and made a successful career as a cameraman. In 2019, American Cinematographer magazine named her one of the rising stars of American cinematography. Among other things, she filmed a film about the superhero “Max Fist” (“Archenemy”) and the horror film “Darling” (“Darlin”).

As ForumDaily previously wrote:

  • On October 21, on the set of the film, Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the operator and injured the director. The Ukrainian woman was killed. Sources claim that she may have filmed her own death.
  • Court records show that the gunsmith and assistant director of the film were responsible for the readiness of the weapons.
  • Sources claim that the set was full chaos with weapons.
  • The police are checking the information on Alec Baldwin's phone.
  • In November, the head of the lighting team on the set of the western Rust, Sergey Svetnoy, filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles (California) court because of the shooting on the set.< /li>
  • Alec Baldwin gave an interview in December for the first time since the death of cameraman Galina Hutchins. The actor said he did not pull the trigger.
  • And the family of slain Rust cameraman Galina Hutchins filed a wrongful death lawsuit against actor Alec Baldwin and other film producers on February 15, citing cost-cutting measures and blaming Baldwin and others for reckless behavior.
  • The FBI forensic investigation into the murder of Galina Hutchins claims that the gun could not fire on its own, Baldwin pulled the trigger, though he denies it. The court placed the blame for the murder of Galina Hutchins solely on Alec Baldwin.
  • The stories of the most terrible tragedies and accidents that occurred directly on the set, read in our material.