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Alec Baldwin, Family of Halyna Hutchins Reach Settlement in Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting Lawsuit


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Alec Baldwin at the 2017 Emmys. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Alec Baldwin and the family of Halyna Hutchins have reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit surrounding the fatal shooting of Hutchins on the set of “Rust.”

In a statement posted on Twitter, Baldwin said, “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 for everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.”

Hutchins, who was working as a cinematographer on the project, died on Oct. 21 when Baldwin discharged a gun being used as a prop on the set of the “Rust” movie set in New Mexico. The bullet struck Hutchins in the chest and hit director Joel Souza, who survived.

Matthew Hutchins, who was married to Halyna Hutchins, will be an executive producer of the movie and receive a portion of the profits, according to a report from CNN.

Production of the movie will resume in January as part of the settlement, according to various media reports.

— City News Service


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