Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Faces Charges in “Rust” Incident, Prosecutors Allege Hangover
While Alec Baldwin is no longer facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the “Rust” movie set tragedy, the film’s weapons supervisor, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, is still under scrutiny. Prosecutors now claim that she was likely hungover on the day when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot.
According to the prosecution, Gutierrez-Reed allegedly engaged in drinking and marijuana use during the evenings while filming “Rust.” They argue that her hangover may have led her to load a live bullet into the revolver used by Baldwin, resulting in Hutchins’ death and injuries to screenwriter and director Joel Souza.
Gutierrez-Reed, currently charged with involuntary manslaughter, has sought to dismiss the charges with the defense arguing that the case lacks merit.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer, Jason Bowles, expressed concern about the handling of the case, stating, “The case is so weak that they now have chosen to resort to character assassination claims about Hannah.” He believes that the prosecution has strayed from seeking justice and uncovering the truth.
The preliminary hearing for Gutierrez-Reed is scheduled for August, during which a judge will assess the presence of probable cause to proceed with the case.
Prosecutors also mentioned that they will likely reach a resolution within the next 60 days regarding potential recharges for Baldwin. This decision will depend on the results of further testing conducted by the state’s independent expert, analyzing the gun and its broken sear.
In April, Baldwin had his involuntary manslaughter charge dismissed due to new evidence and the need for additional investigation. While he has returned to work and completed production on “Rust” in Montana, he still faces civil lawsuits filed by Hutchins’ family and “Rust” script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, both represented by Gloria Allred.
Allred emphasized their commitment to seeking accountability for Baldwin’s actions, stating, “Mr. Baldwin should know that we remain committed to fighting and winning for our clients and holding him accountable.”
Source: Fox News
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