Hollywood star Alec Baldwin says he has reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of camerawoman Halyna Hutchins, who was shot dead during a film shoot. Almost a year after the incident, Baldwin took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the settlement of a civil lawsuit against him and others involved in the production of the western Rust. "During this difficult process, everyone had a desire to do what was best for Halyna's son," Baldwin said in a statement. They are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the resolution of this "tragic and painful" situation.
Chief camerawoman Hutchins (42) was fatally injured while filming the western "Rust" on a film ranch in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on October 21. Baldwin, who served as lead actor and producer on the film, was holding a gun in rehearsal for a scene when a shot went off. Hutchins is survived by a husband and a son. The family filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and other contributors in February, alleging gross negligence.
Investigations revealed that the Colt had a real bullet lodged in it. Baldwin had denied responsibility for the fatal accident. The police investigations are ongoing. The New Mexico Attorney's Office could still press charges in this case.
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