Who will be held accountable for the fatal shooting on set?
The head electrician on the film set of Alec Baldwin’s movie rust is suing the actor and other crew members
The head of lighting is a friend of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. She was accidentally shot dead on the movie set last month.
The electrician has filed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin and others, alleging negligence that resulted in “severe emotional distress”.
He says the bullet narrowly missed him.
“I still cannot believe that she is no longer with us,” the head of lighting, Serge Svetnoy said Wednesday during a news conference.
“What a tragedy and injustice when a person loses her life on film set while making art.”
Svetnoy’s general-negligence lawsuit was filed earlier Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
“This incident was caused by the negligent acts and omissions of the defendants,” the lawsuit states according to the Los Angeles Times.
“Simply put, there was no reason for a live bullet to be placed in that Colt .45 revolver or to be present anywhere on the ‘Rust’ set.”
Who will be held accountable?
Mitra Ahouraian is an LA-based entertainment attorney and founder of her namesake firm, Ahouraian Law and she says this all signs point to Baldwin did not know that the gun was loaded.
“As an actor who’s production companies attached typically, they’re not very involved in the day to day production, it’s more like a credit and a fee and affiliation. So it’s really going to be the production company for the film. But if it does come down to the point of any individual’s being charged criminally, if there’s bound to be some criminal fault there, then that could potentially come into play in the civil lawsuit,” she told ticker news.
I mean, we’re seeing labour shortages and people were complaining about being overworked on this particular movie set. Could this be the reason why here?
How did the live rounds get put into a prop gun?
The prosecutor was on Good Morning America recently, and Ahouraian says she was saying one of the things that they’re most concerned with is figuring out how the live rounds got there to begin with.
“So I think that’s the most important question, and really not what happened at the moment of the shooting, but everything that happened leading up to that,” Ahouraian says.
“I don’t think it had anything to do with, you know, hours and the things that sort of were coming up in the ISC strike because it all kind of coincided at that time.”
But surely a gunshot can be performed without the real bullets?
Ahouraian says it comes down to cost.
“Doing things in post production isn’t always cheap. Sometimes it’s a lot easier to get the shots you need by having the real prop there. But if I was watching and it didn’t look as real and people weren’t, you know, we’re at less risk of dying. I think I’d be okay with that.”
Man suing Gwyneth Paltrow over ski accident takes to stand
Terry Sanderson has detailed the collision he suffered
The man suing Hollywood superstar Gwyneth Paltrow over a ski accident has taken to the stand.
While testifying, 76-year-old Terry Sanderson recounted what he says was a “blood-curdling scream” just moments before the collision occurred.
Sanderson says it sounded like someone was “out of control”.
Sanderson accuses Paltrow of the 2016 crash and is seeking damages of $300,000.
The actress is denying any responsibility and is now countersuing for $1 and her legal costs.
This comes as a ski instructor told the jury the actress was not a reckless skier at the time.
Paltrow says the incident in Utah, left her with a sore knee and she got a massage afterwards.
Sanderson has also told the court he suffered physical, mental and emotional injuries as a result.
He says these medical issues have changed his relationships with his children, as well as contributing to his split from his partner and losing friends.
The trial continues.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus meets Joe Biden & Kamala Harris at White House
Dreyfus’ character made fun of the vice presidency
Three Vice Presidents – past and present – in one room.
Well, kind of.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – whose show ‘VEEP’ made fun of the vice presidency – met with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the White House for the President’s annual awards ceremony a few days ago.
The moment was released by the White House.
When presenting the award, Biden said Louis-Dreyfus “embraces life’s absurdity with absolute wit, and handles real life turns with absolute grace. A mom, a cancer survivor, a pioneer for women in comedy, she is an American original.”
Jonathan Majors arrested on assault charges
The ‘Creed III’ actor also had an advertising campaign involving the U.S. Army pulled
‘Creed III’ star Jonathan Majors has been arrested in New York City on assault and harassment charges.
Majors was part of this ad campaign with the U.S. Army, who have quickly pulled the advertisements from showing in the U.S.
He was arrested on Saturday morning in Manhattan following a domestic dispute.
A 30-year-old woman suffered minor injuries to her head and neck and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
The U.S. Army says: “While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete”.
Majors rose to fame in the 2019 film ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ and appeared in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ released this year.
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