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Armorer on ‘Rust’ film set says producers overruled her safety requests

CM 29/10/2021


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The armorer who oversaw guns used in filming of Western movie “Rust” said producers allowed for an “unsafe” movie set and rejected her requests for training and other measures before actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer.
Attorneys for 24-year-old Hannah Gutierrez issued the first statement on her behalf late on Thursday, a week after the fatal shooting by Baldwin of Halyna Hutchins on the “Rust” set outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Safety was the “number one priority” for Gutierrez, who had been hired as armorer and assistant prop master, according to the statement from attorneys Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence.
Holding both positions “made it extremely difficult to focus on her job as an armorer,” the statement said, adding that Gutierrez fought for training, days to maintain weapons, and proper time to prepare for scenes with gunfire.
Gutierrez “ultimately was overruled by production and her department,” the attorneys said.

 An image of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died after being shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of his movie ''Rust'', is displayed at a vigil in her honour in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, October 23, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/KEVIN MOHATT) An image of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died after being shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of his movie ”Rust”, is displayed at a vigil in her honour in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, October 23, 2021. (credit: REUTERS/KEVIN MOHATT)

“The whole production set became unsafe due to various factors, including lack of safety meetings,” they added. “This was not the fault of Hannah.”
Authorities in Santa Fe are investigating the incident and say they have not ruled out criminal charges. A key question is how live ammunition made its way into the Colt revolver that Baldwin was using after he was told the gun was “cold,” an industry term meaning it was safe to use.
Gutierrez “has no idea where the live rounds came from,” her attorneys said. She and the prop master “gained control over the guns and she never witnessed anyone shoot live rounds with these guns and nor would she permit that.”
Guns on the set were locked up at night and at lunch, “and there’s no way a single one of them was unaccounted for or being shot by crew members,” they added.
“Hannah is devastated and completely beside herself over the events that have transpired,” the statement said.
A spokeswoman for the “Rust” producers had no immediate comment on Friday.
Baldwin has said he is heartbroken and is cooperating with investigators.

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