Halyna Hutchins, Husband of Rust cinematographer, has hired lawyers and is’set to file wrongful-death lawsuit’

  • Matthew Hutchins reportedly hired a Los Angeles-based law firm
  • According to a report, he will file a wrongful-death lawsuit.
  • Alec Baldwin killed Hutchins while she was shooting Rust. 
  • The cinematographer was shot to death on the Rust set on October 21st 

According to a report by a lawyer, Halyna’s husband, Halyna, the cinematographer, was shot to death on the set for Alec Baldwin’s movie Rust.

Matthew Hutchins has hired the firm Panish, Shea, Boyle and Ravipudi in Los Angeles, TMZ reports.

Sources told the outlet that there will be multiple defendants in the suit and it will be filed on behalf of Matthew and their son Andros, nine.

Halyna Hutchins

The husband of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was shot dead on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie Rust, has reportedly hired lawyers and is set to file a wrongful death lawsuit 

Matthew Hutchins has hired the firm Panish, Shea, Boyle and Ravipudi in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. They are pictured together with their son

Matthew Hutchins hired Panish, Shea, Boyle and Ravipudi to help him in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. They are pictured together with their son

Hutchins was shot and killed during rehearsals for the film in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21. The film set is seen on the day after the shooting

Hutchins was fatally shot during rehearsals in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on October 21. The film set can be seen the day after shooting.

The lawsuit was filed after it was revealed that Baldwin, along with his crew, were accused of violating at most four key movie industry gun safety protocols prior to the fatal shooting of Hutchins.   

Baldwin and his coworkers appear have violated the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees rules against pointing guns at cast members or crew members unless absolutely necessary. 

The alliance’s rules, last revised April 2003, warn that you should refrain from pointing a firearm at any person, including yourself. If you feel it is necessary to do so on video, please consult the property master or another safety representative. Remember that any object you point a firearm at could be destroyed. 

Baldwin is said to have broken the rule by firing the gun at Hutchins, killing her after being told moments earlier that the gun was cold’ – empty of ammunition. 

Guidance states that live ammunition should never be carried onto a set. The document also warns that ‘BLANKS CANNOT KILL’


Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says they believe that a live cartridge was loaded into the gun that caused Hutchins’ death, 42, on Oct 21. 

They are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy, despite recent claims that the bullet that killed Hutchins may be deliberately loaded into the gun by foul play. 

Alec Baldwin

After it was revealed that Baldwin and his crew were accused of violating at least four key gun safety protocols in the movie industry prior to the shooting of Hutchins, the news of the lawsuit is quite shocking. 

All weapons on the set are not to be used for horseplay, according to alliance guidelines. They must also be kept at all times. 

According to reports, Halyna HUTCHINS, a 63 year-old actor, accidentally shot Halyna with the gun. Crew members used the gun to shoot at beer cans hours prior to the incident in a game called ‘plinking.

It is also believed that the weapon used in the shooting was left unattended for at least two hours before the incident. 

The alliance, which is a union representing workers on sets for television shows, issued a comprehensive set of safety standards that covers the use and handling of guns. Those have been obtained by Fox Digital