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Halyna Hutchins’ Parents, Sister File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Alec Baldwin

Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin is facing yet another wrongful death lawsuit for fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” in New Mexico in 2021.

Attorney Gloria Allred announced the new lawsuit on Thursday on behalf of Halyna Hutchins’ parents, Olga Solovey and Anatolii Androsovych, and her younger sister, Svetlana Zemko, CBS News reported.

They all reside in Ukraine, where Halyna Hutchins’ mother serves as a front-line nurse in the midst of the country’s war against Russia, according to the news outlet.

“Svetlana is a young mother who is caring for her 4-year-old and breastfeeding her infant, often in the dark,” Allred noted during a press conference on Thursday, according to the Washington Examiner. “Her husband has been away, fighting in the war on the front lines and has only recently come home for a visit.”

Zemko said in a video statement during the press conference that the death of her older sister “is one of the biggest losses of my life.”

She said that the health of both of her parents has “sharply declined” due to their “utter suffering,” the Washington Examiner reported.

“To leave this unpunished is unallowable,” Zemko added.

Allred said Halyna Hutchins took care of her family financially and that she planned to move them to the U.S., FOX News reported.

She further claimed Baldwin has not tried to contact Halyna Hutchins’ parents and sister since he fatally shot her on Oct. 21, 2021, and that he “vigorously” tried to block them from being able to file the lawsuit against him, the Washington Examiner reported.

“They haven’t heard from Alec Baldwin – the man with the gun – the gun that ended the life of their daughter,” Allred said, according to CNN.

“There has been no outreach to them by Mr. Baldwin to even say he was sorry,” she added, according to CBS News. “We want accountability and just for them. It’s as simple as that.”

The lawsuit alleges “battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and loss of consortium” for Halyna Hutchins’ family members.

“It’s clear to us that the relationships of all of our clients have been damaged and that they will not be able to enjoy life in the same way as they did when their precious Halyna was alive,” Allred told reporters.

In addition to Baldwin, “Rust” Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and First Assistant Director David Halls were also named in the suit, as well as production companies, producers, and several other individuals and entities.

The lawsuit does not specify an amount being sought for damages, the Washington Examiner reported.

“Plaintiffs have suffered substantial damages in an amount which cannot presently be ascertained,” it reads.

Solovey, Androsovych, and Zemko were all left out of a prior wrongful death lawsuit filed by Halyna Hutchins’ husband, Matthew Hutchins, in February of 2022, FOX News reported.

Matthew Hutchins reached an undisclosed settlement with Baldwin and the “Rust” production company that September.

In addition to the undisclosed settlement, Matthew Hutchins will take over as an executive producer on the “Rust” film, CNN reported.

Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed have both been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting.

Halls has already agreed to enter into a plea agreement with prosecutors on a negligent use of a deadly weapon charge, according to his attorney, Lisa Torraco.

Baldwin, co-producer and star of the film, insisted during an interview with ABC News late last year that he “didn’t pull the trigger” of the “prop” gun he was holding when it discharged and fatally shot Halyna Hutchins on the movie set.

The 64-year-old actor said he has “no idea” how the fatal incident occurred.

But according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) forensic report, the .45 Colt caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver Baldwin was holding at the time of the fatal shooting could not have fired without someone pulling the trigger, ABC News reported.

“Rust” producer Joel Souza was also wounded by the same bullet, but survived.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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