A lawsuit has been filed by Rust Movie Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed against the company that supplied the rounds which were used during the movie shooting resulting fatal incident of Alec Baldwin shooting Halyna Hutchins.
A civil suit against PDQ ARM and Prop Company and its owner Seth Kenney has been filed on Wednesday as per the complaint obtained by Deadline.
Last October this fatal incident happened when Alec Baldwin shot live rounds killing Hutchins and wounded Joel Souza Director on the movie set of Rust.
In the ongoing police investiagation blamed was directed to many different parties invovled in the incident. As per the argument from Laywers for Reed arms and prop supply company was liable for the supply of live amunition instead of “dummy rounds”.
As per the lawsuit, Defendants distributed boxes of ammunition purporting to contain dummy rounds, but which contained a mix of dummy and live ammunition to the Rust production,” the lawsuit alleges. “Defendants knew or should have reasonably believed that the ammunition they supplied to the Rust production would be used in the filming of scenes involving the discharging of firearms.”
“False representations caused live rounds to be introduced on set, resulting in a foreseeably catastrophic outcome, and causing damages to persons on the Rust set,” it alleges. “For this conduct, Defendants are liable for all compensatory damages allowable by law, punitive damages as allowable, and costs.”
This also has been alleged in the law suit that hat PDQ owner Kenney told Reed not to “push it” when she brought up an alleged “accidental/negligent discharge” of a gun by Sarah Zachry, who was her boss as the movie’s props master, only days before the fatal shooting took place.
Kenney, who has been called Reed’s “mentor,” insisted that the live rounds could not have come from him or his company during an interview that aired on ABC’s Good Morning America in early December, claiming that rounds recovered from his company by investigators did not match bullets found on the set.
Kenny also stated that “They found four rounds that were close enough to take in with them, They’re not a match, but they were close. So, there’s something very unique about the live rounds that were found on Rust, but we’ve got to wait for the FBI to do its job.”
“It’s not a possibility that [the live rounds] came from PDQ or myself personally,” he added. “When we send dummy rounds out, they get individually rattle-tested before they get sent out.”