'Rust' crew member who called 911 after fatal movie-set shooting sues Alec Baldwin, producers
The script supervisor who called 911 after the fatal "Rust" movie-set shooting in October is the latest crew member to sue Alec Baldwin and others.
An attorney for Mamie Mitchell announced Wednesday she filed a lawsuit that "contains new allegations" concerning Baldwin's fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the Western.
Mitchell previously told the Associated Press she was standing next to Hutchins when the cinematographer was hit.
"I ran out and called 911 and said 'Bring everybody, send everybody,'" Mitchell said. "This woman is gone at the beginning of her career. She was an extraordinary, rare, very rare woman."
Her 911 call alerted authorities to the shooting.
"We had two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun, we need help immediately," Mitchell told an emergency dispatcher. "We were rehearsing and it went off, and I ran out, we all ran out."
The dispatcher asked if the gun was loaded with a real bullet.
"I cannot tell you. We have two injuries," Mitchell replied. "And this [expletive] AD [assistant director] that yelled at me at lunch, asking about revisions ,.. He's supposed to check the guns. He's responsible for what happens on the set."
Mitchell's lawsuit joins Serge Svetnoy's, which was filed last week.
Svetnoy, head of lighting on the film, alleged negligence that caused him "severe emotional distress" that will haunt him forever.
Svetnoy's lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, names nearly two dozen defendants associated with the film including Baldwin, who was both star and a producer; David Halls, the assistant director who handed Baldwin the gun; and Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who was in charge of weapons on the set
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