Despite new charges because of the fatal accident on the set of his western "Rust": Alec Baldwin (64) is in a good mood on the red carpet. The actor attended the Roundabout Theater Company's annual gala in New York on Monday.
Alec Baldwin came to the event at the Ziegfeld Ballroom unaccompanied by his wife Hilaria Baldwin (39). The Hollywood star wore a modest black suit with a dark tie over a gray and blue shirt. In some pictures, the actor smiles at the cameras, in other pictures he looks visibly touched.
At the end of February, three other "Rust" crew members filed suit against Alec Baldwin. Because of the accident in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (1979-2021) was shot by a gun fired by Baldwin, they are said to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
As a producer, they hold Baldwin responsible for "the failure to comply with industry safety regulations," according to the lawsuit. Those responsible for Baldwin are said to have ignored "reports of multiple firearm discharges" on the set.
Previously, Baldwin was able to achieve partial success in court. An additional charge of negligent homicide in connection with the use of firearms was dismissed. The potential sentence was reduced from five years to a maximum of 18 months.
Prosecutors wanted to retrospectively apply a law to Baldwin that came into effect after the October 2021 fatal accident. After the intervention of his lawyers, however, this project failed.