Alec Baldwin reaches settlement with family of slain Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins | ABC news

Actor Alec Baldwin and producers for the film Rust have reached a settlement with the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who Baldwin shot dead during filming last year. Subscribe: Read more here: ABC News provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad, including the latest coronavirus

Alec Baldwin reaches settlement with family of slain Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins | ABC news

Actor Alec Baldwin and the producers of the film rust have reached an undisclosed settlement with the family of Helena Hutchins the cinematographer killed on set by a prop gun North America correspondent Jade McMillan has more from Washington it’s been nearly 12 months since Helena Hutchins died after a gun that Alec.

Baldwin had been holding during rehearsals on the set of this film rust discharged firing a live round and killing the cinematographer also injuring the film’s director Joel Souza the full details of this proposed settlement are being kept confidential and it’s still subject to court approval but Miss Hutchins husband Matthew has.

Confirmed today that a wrongful death lawsuit that had been filed by her family is being dropped he’s also described her death as a terrible accident and he’s revealed that filming is set to resume now in January and that he’ll be an executive producer while Joel Souza is also coming back as the film’s Director he says that he wants to.

Honor Helena Hutchins memory now Alec Baldwin maintains that he didn’t know the gun had live ammunition he is also in stood that he didn’t pull the trigger although the FBI found that the weapon was functioning normally and that the trigger would have had to have been pulled but the actor has posted a statement on Instagram he has said that.

He’s pleased to announce the settlement that everyone involved has tried to do what is best for Miss hutchin’s son and he says that he’s grateful to everyone who helped resolve what he called a tragic and painful situation the producers of rust are still facing several other lawsuits civil cases from crew members and the police.

Investigation into this incident is still underway and we’ve heard from the District Attorney’s Office in New Mexico today where this incident occurred they have said that if the facts and evidence warrant criminal charges under New Mexico law then charges will be brought no one is above the law so they are suggesting there that this settlement.

Announced today won’t have any impact on their investigation that charges could still be laid although as far as we know no decisions have been made on that front almost a year on