Alec Baldwin announces settlement with the family of “Rust” shooting victim Halyana Hutchins; filming to resume

actor alec baldwin He said on Wednesday he had reached a civil settlement with the woman’s family. fatally shot With a prop gun on the set of a western filmWar“Last year. Husband of late cinematographer helena hutchins Confirmed that a settlement had been reached but was subject to court approval.

In a statement to his attorney, Matthew Hutchins also said that he would be named an executive producer of the film, which will resume filming in January “with all the original key players on board.”

“We all believe that Halina’s death was a terrible accident,” Hutchins said. “I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halina’s final work.”

Baldwin was holding a colt gun during rehearsals for a western being filmed in New Mexico last October. Live round dischargedThe murder of 42-year-old Hutchins.

In an Instagram post, Baldwin called the settlement “a solution to this sad and painful situation.”

“Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained a distinct desire to do what is best for Helena’s son,” Baldwin said in the post.

“Rust” director Joel Souza, who was injured in the shooting, said he would dedicate his work on the film going forward “to honor and glorify Helena’s legacy”.

“Although certainly bitter, I am glad that together, we will now finish what Halina and I started,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

family lawsuit was one of Chain of civil proceedings On the fatal shooting, which sent shock waves through Hollywood, and prompted a permanent call to guns banned from set,

Investigators have not filed criminal charges over the tragedy, but have refused to quash them against anyone, including Baldwin.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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