SEPTEMBER 9th 2020: Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Thomas Baldwin welcome their fifth child together - a baby boy born on September 8th. - File Photo by: zz/John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 4/26/19 Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin at the premiere of "Crown Vic" held on April 26, 2019 during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. (NYC)
Alec Baldwin, husband and son of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins reach settlement
Alec Baldwin has reportedly reached a settlement with the family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who died when a gun went off on the set of Western “Rust” in October 2021.
Although the details are not public, a judge is said to have approved a wrongful death lawsuit related to Hutchins’ fatal shooting.
The order was entered on Thursday, June 1.
In October, Hutchins’ widower announced the parties settled the suit pending court approval.
The suit was filed in February 2022 on behalf of Matthew Hutchins, and their son, Andros.
They filed against Baldwin and others whom they said are ‘responsible for the safety on the set.’
It alleged that ‘reckless behaviour and cost-cutting’ led to the death of Hutchins.
Baldwin has always maintained that he did not know the gun he was holding contained a live round.
His lawyers, Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, welcomed the decision to drop the charges against him earlier this year, saying in a statement, ‘We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin, and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident.’
Production on “Rust” later resumed and Baldwin returned to set.