'Rust' tragedy: Alec Baldwin settles with Hutchins family

Almost a year ago, Halyna Hutchins (1979-2021) was fatally injured on the set of the western "Rust".

'Rust' tragedy: Alec Baldwin settles with Hutchins family

Almost a year ago, Halyna Hutchins (1979-2021) was fatally injured on the set of the western "Rust". After the tragic incident, the producers, including Hollywood star Alec Baldwin (64), reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of the deceased camerawoman. The actor and producer confirmed this on Instagram.

"We are grateful to all those who helped resolve this tragic and painful situation," Baldwin wrote. During the "difficult process", all parties were concerned with what was best for the son of the deceased camerawoman.

According to US media, including the industry portals "Deadline" and "Variety", the widower Matthew Hutchins also confirmed that an agreement had been reached with the producers, but that this still had to be approved by the court. As part of this, the lawsuit will be settled and Hutchins will serve as executive producer on the film. Filming is scheduled to resume in January 2023. "All of us believe Halyna's death was a horrific accident," Matthew Hutchins said.

Halyna Hutchins passed away last October. A shot from a gun held by Alec Baldwin at the time fatally injured the cinematographer on the film's set. Investigations revealed that the gun contained live ammunition. Baldwin denied any responsibility for the incident. Among other things, he had asserted that he had not pulled the trigger, but that the shot had gone off.

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