Alec Baldwin has already defined who will be his lawyer to face the lawsuits for the fatal accident on the set of ‘Rust’

Alec Baldwin talks on the phone after the accident on the set of ‘Rust’ (Photo: AP) (Jim Weber / The New Mexican /)

Actor Alec Baldwin hired a former U.S. federal prosecutor to represent him in civil suits for the shooting that killed the cinematographer on the set of “Rust”, a film that he produced and starred in, media reported this Friday.

Aaron S. Dyer, a lawyer who worked for seven years at the Attorney General’s Office in Los Angeles, California, will assume the defense of Baldwin and also of the production of the low-budget western “Rust”, according to the specialized publication Variety.

The movie was filmed on a set of New Mexico when on October 21, during a rehearsal, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, died of a gunshot wound after Baldwin fired a gun that was handed to him as “cold,” movie slang for an unloaded pistol.

Two team members sued Baldwin and the other producers of the tape.

Serge svetnoy, head of lighting for the film, filed a complaint two weeks ago for “negligence”Against the actor, the production and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the 24-year-old gunsmith responsible for the pistols used during the filming of the film.

Aaron S. Dyer, an attorney who worked for seven years at the Los Angeles, California Attorney General's Office, will assume the actor's defense
Aaron S. Dyer, an attorney who worked for seven years at the Los Angeles, California Attorney General’s Office, will assume the actor’s defense (Jim Weber / The New Mexican /)

Svetnoy alleges that Baldwin, the film’s deputy director, Dave Halls – who handed the gun to the actor during filming, claiming it was unloaded – and Gutiérrez-Reed they did not follow the film industry’s practices on handling weapons and “allowed a revolver loaded with live ammunition to be aimed at live persons.”

A week later, Mamie Mitchell, the film’s screenwriter, filed another lawsuit. Mitchell said suffer “Emotional distress” and other disturbances by damage “Intentionally caused” by production.

The events that led to the firing of a loaded gun by Mr. Baldwin are not mere negligence”Warned the scriptwriter’s attorney, Gloria Allred.

On the contrary, from our point of view, Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without having checked it and without the gunsmith having done so in his presence.”, Argues the lawyer. Halls and Gutierrez-Reed are also the subject of this lawsuit.

Former prosecutor Dyer is a partner of the firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman of Los Angeles.

His extensive trial and appeal experience ensures that litigation is handled aggressively, efficiently and effectively. His practical knowledge of grand jury procedures and other criminal and civil investigations allows him to navigate and explain those difficult and uncertain waters, ”highlights his profile on the law firm’s website.

(With information from AFP)

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