Almost four months have passed since Alec Baldwin discharged a firearm, killing the cinematographer, but despite that time, more lawsuits are coming from the rust movie set. The armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed has now filed a lawsuit against the supplier of the guns and bullets. The suit is against PDQ Arm & Prop, and it alleges that they loaded live rounds in a box labeled for dummy rounds.
According to the documents, the suit has been filed: “Hannah and the entire Rust movie crew relied on the defendants’ misrepresentation that they provided only dummy ammunition.” In the lawsuit, there is a connection drawn between the owner of Arm & Prop Seth Kenney and Gutierrez-Reed’s father, Thell Reed, who is a well-known Hollywood Armouruer. Smith and Reed helped train actors at a recent shoot in Texas. According to the lawsuit, Smith took live rounds from this training, some of which may have ended up on the Rust set.
Smith told Good Morning America, “It is not a possibility that they came from PDQ or from myself personally,” he claims. H said that dummy rounds from his company are individually “rattle tested” before dispatch. According to Smith, dummy rounds rattle; live rounds do not.
Gutierrez-Reed earned around $7,500 for her work on the film, which also involved working as a props assistant. However, her lawyer has claimed that this double role, as well as the “rushed and chaotic atmosphere” on set, made it hard for her to focus entirely. There are rumors of more lawsuits to come from the Rust movie set.
[Source The Guardian]
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