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    But not really. The statute of limitations hasn't run out yet, if they exist in the state at all.


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    Update ‘Rust’ Movie Productions Reaches Settlement With Halyna Hutchins Estate; Filming To Resume In January, Matthew Hutchins To Executive Produce

    By Anthony D'Alessandro - Deadline




    Rust Productions and its star and producer Alec Baldwin have reached a settlement with the estate of slain cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. As part of the peace, the DP’s husband Matthew Hutchins will executive produce Rust, which will return to production in January 2023 with the original cast.

    The Hutchins family had filed a wrongful death lawsuit back on Feb. 15 over the shooting of the DP which occurred on Oct. 21, 2021 when Baldwin discharged a prop gun after being informed by the production AD David Halls that the weapon was “cold.”

    “We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed,” said Matthew Hutchins this morning.

    “The filming of Rust, which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023,” added Hutchins.

    “I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin),” he added, “All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.”

    Rust Movie Productions, LLC, through its attorney, Melina Spadone of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, said: “We are pleased the parties came together to resolve this matter, which, subject to court approval, marks an important step forward in celebrating Halyna’s life and honoring her work.”

    Baldwin’s attorney, Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel, added: “Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.”

    Later this AM, the Oscar nominated actor of The Cooler added this on Instagram, “We are pleased to announce today the settlement of the civil case filed on behalf of the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.”

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    Joel Souza, Director of Rust, said: “Those of us who were lucky enough to have spent time with Halyna knew her to be exceedingly talented, kind, creative, and a source of incredible positive energy. I only wish the world had gotten to know her under different circumstances, as it surely would have through her amazing work. In my own attempts to heal, any decision to return to finish directing the film could only make sense for me if it was done with the involvement of Matt and the Hutchins family. Though certainly bittersweet, I am pleased that together, we will now complete what Halyna and I started. My every effort on this film will be devoted to honoring Halyna’s legacy and making her proud. It is a privilege to see this through on her behalf.”

    The Hutchins original lawsuit in February read “Defendant Baldwin, the Producers, and the Rust Production Companies were aware of firearms safety issues that had occurred on the set of Rust and did not take action to correct the situation and ensure that basic gun safety rules were followed on October 21, 2021…Had Defendant Baldwin, the Producers, and the Rust Production Companies taken adequate precautions to ensure firearm safety on the set of Rust or if basic firearm safety rules had been followed on the set of Rust on October 21, 2021, Halyna Hutchins would be alive and well, hugging her husband and nine-year old son.”

    Close to a year since the tragic incident occurred, the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office has yet to charge anyone.

    Last month, Deadline obtained a letter from Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies to the New Mexico Board of Finance requesting $635K to prosecute as many as four individuals with criminal and homicide charges related to the Rust tragedy (the DA was granted $317,750). The DA said in her letter that “one of the possible defendants is well known movie actor Alec Baldwin.” Nikas, speaking on behalf o Baldwin, responded to the DA’s letter “that it would be premature to discuss the case because they had not yet reviewed the file or deliberated about their charging decision.”

    “It is irresponsible to report otherwise,” Nikas blasted at the time, “The DA has made clear that she has not received the sheriff’s report or made any decisions about who, if anyone, might be charged in this case.”

    Nikas stated back in April that the Rust OSHA report “exonerates” Baldwin.

    In an ABC news interview with George Stephanopoulos last December, Baldwin insisted he never actually pulled the trigger of the gun which took Hutchins’ life during a quick draw rehearsal move in a church location on the set of Rust.

    Baldwin also told Stephanopoulos back in December, “I have been told by people who are in the know, in terms of even inside the state, that it’s highly unlikely that I would be charged with anything criminally.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonGeminiX View Post
    But not really. The statute of limitations hasn't run out yet, if they exist in the state at all.
    Would you care if he didn't lampoon Trump?

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    Hes still a lib cunt anyway






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    Hes still a lib cunt anyway
    I wouldn't know. I'm not a follower

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    i'd say never release this film

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    Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' shooting: Where the investigation stands one year later

    By Lauryn Overhultz | Fox News




    It's been one year since cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on the set of "Rust" in New Mexico.

    Halyna died when a gun Alec Baldwin was holding fired, while practicing a scene on the New Mexico movie set Oct. 21, 2021. The group had been rehearsing in a small church on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set.

    Baldwin has maintained that he did not pull the trigger of the gun – once during a prime-time interview shortly after the shooting and again on a recent podcast episode. The actor originally said he had pulled the hammer of the gun back as far as he could and released it.

    Here's a look at where the investigation stands after one year:

    The investigation remains ongoing

    The civil suit has been settled, but the criminal investigation into the "Rust" shooting is ongoing. The Santa Fe Sheriff's Department has been focused on how live ammo made it onto the set.

    The department spent time interviewing all the witnesses involved, including Baldwin, armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed and more. Additionally, the sheriff's department enlisted a few third parties to help.

    The gun used in the shooting was sent to the FBI to be tested. The office released the FBI forensics report, which determined that the gun used in the fatal shooting "could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger."



    The test showed that when the .45 Colt caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver's hammer was in the quarter and half-cock positions, the gun would not fire without the trigger being pulled. When the hammer was in the fully cocked position, the gun "could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger while the working internal components were intact and functional."

    The sheriff's office also received the New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI) report. The report ruled the "Rust" shooting an accident.

    "The critical report is the one from the medical examiner, who concluded that this was a tragic accident," Baldwin attorney Luke Nikas told Fox News Digital. "This is the third time the New Mexico authorities have found that Alec Baldwin had no authority or knowledge of the allegedly unsafe conditions on the set, that he was told by the person in charge of safety on the set that the gun was ‘cold,’ and believed the gun was safe."

    Once Alec Baldwin's cell phone records are obtained, and the official OMI and forensic reports are reviewed, the Santa Fe County Sheriff's investigative case will be sent to the district attorney for review and, ultimately, final charging decisions.

    The Santa Fe Sheriff's Department is currently reviewing the case file for a final time, according to the office's spokesperson, Juan Rios.

    "The Rust investigation case file is under final review by the sheriff’s office before it will be submitted to the Santa Fe district attorney," Rios told Fox News Digital. "We have no set date as to when this will occur. Beyond this information, our agency has no further comment."

    Who could face charges?



    New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies named Baldwin specifically in her request for emergency funding to prosecute the case. The DA further claimed she anticipates prosecuting up to four people who were on the set at Bonanza Creek Ranch.

    "The ‘Rust’ prosecution could be potentially be prosecutions from one (1) to four (4) defendants," Carmack-Altwies wrote in paperwork filed for an emergency grant. "One of the possible defendants is well-known movie actor Alec Baldwin."

    However, the decision about who will be criminally charged cannot be made until the DA has received the sheriff's department's final investigative report.

    "The District Attorney is still awaiting the final report from the Santa Fe County Sheriff," the Santa Fe District Attorney’s office spokesperson, Heather, Brewer told Fox News Digital.

    "Once the District Attorney receives the Santa Fe County Sheriff's full report, she and her team of professional attorneys and investigators can begin their careful review of all of the materials provided. As with any other case she handles, the District Attorney's focus will be on upholding the integrity of the process and ensuring that this investigation is held to the highest standards."

    Civil lawsuit settled



    A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Alec Baldwin and other key members of the production on Feb. 15.

    The lawsuit named Baldwin and others who "are responsible for the safety on the set" and called out "reckless behavior and cost-cutting" that led to the death of Hutchins, according to the family's lawyer.

    Matthew Hutchins' attorneys interviewed witnesses before filing and created a video compiling evidence for the wrongful death lawsuit. In the video shared at a press conference, Matthew's lawyers reiterated claims from crew members that the "Rust" set was unsafe. The lawsuit claimed that Baldwin, who was also a producer on the film, and other "Rust" crew and cast committed "major breaches" of safety on the set.

    The family sued for punitive damages and funeral and burial expenses among other things originally to be determined at trial.

    However, on Oct. 5, Halyna's husband announced the civil lawsuit had been settled pending court approval.

    "We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of ‘Rust,’ including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed," Matthew Hutchins said in a statement to Fox News Digital through his attorney Brian Panish of Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP.

    "The filming of ‘Rust,’ which I will now executive produce, will resume with all the original principal players on board in January 2023. I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin). All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work."

    Additionally, Baldwin released a statement regarding the resolution of the lawsuit on social media.

    "We are pleased to announce today the settlement of the civil case filed on behalf of the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins," Baldwin captioned a screenshot of an article. "Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation."

    Filming of ‘Rust' will resume



    As Matthew announced, "Rust" will resume filming in January 2023, and he revealed that he would be the executive producer.

    The western film is now scouting locations but confirmed that the cast and crew will not return to New Mexico, where Halyna's death occurred.

    "The production of ‘Rust’ will not return to New Mexico," Melina Spadone, attorney for Rust Movie Productions LLC, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday. "The production is considering other locations, including in California, but no decisions have been made."

    Although it hasn't been confirmed whether Baldwin will re-join the production, Matthew's initial announcement claimed the production would resume with "original principal players."

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