Baldwin Sues To Clear Name In Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

  • Baldwin filed a cross-complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday against several of the same people named in script supervisor Mamie Mitchell’s civil suit over the shooting.
  • Baldwin’s case seeks a share of any damages Mitchell may win from the people he also names.
  • Mitchell, who was standing behind Hutchins when she was fatally wounded, also sued Baldwin, the production company and others for assault and negligence.
  • Baldwin has insisted that he did not pull the gun’s trigger, but a recent FBI report determined that the firearm could not have gone off without the trigger being pulled.
  • “More than anyone else on that set, Baldwin has been wrongfully viewed as the perpetrator of this tragedy. By these cross-claims, Baldwin seeks to clear his name,” Baldwin’s lawsuit stated.
  • Prosecutors are still reviewing whether criminal charges will be filed in connection to the shooting.
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