Father of ‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed says she ‘complained’ about two jobs on set

Gun that killed Halyna Hutchins used for leisure shooting by crew the morning of the accident: report

2021-12-07 19:53:35

Thell Reed, the daddy of “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, spoke out about how he “did not like” his daughter performing two jobs, armorer and prop assistant, on the set of the indie Western movie.

Thell, 78, who can be a longtime film armorer, advised ABC Information that Hannah “complained” about performing the 2 duties. 

That is why she wasn’t contained in the church when “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed after a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin discharged, he claims. Baldwin was handed the gun by assistant director Dave Halls who mentioned the gun was “chilly” or did not include stay rounds, a warrant launched by authorities beforehand revealed. 

Hannah’s lawyer advised the outlet that Hannah was exterior tending to the props as a substitute of dealing with the weapon for the scene rehearsal. Thell is satisfied that if Hannah had been to have been inside “she would have checked the gun” and “discovered” the stay ammunition. 

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“That one time they need to have had her on set. She [would have] rechecked that gun and if there was a stay spherical positioned there she would have discovered it,” he mentioned.

Thell reiterated that he believes Hannah would have “completely” rechecked the gun earlier than handing it to Baldwin. “She is aware of what to do,” he mentioned. “She does the job pretty much as good as I do.”

The previous stuntman and his lawyer echoed how they consider sabotage could possibly be at play. “Lots of motive there,” Thell alleged. 

In the meantime, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adam Mendoza confirmed they’re nonetheless investigating and have not dominated out anybody. 

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In Baldwin’s first TV interview for the reason that deadly taking pictures, he mentioned he did not pull the set off. “I let go of the hammer of the gun,” Baldwin described. “And the gun goes off.”

“I did not pull the set off,” Baldwin defined. “I’d by no means level a gun at anybody and pull the set off at them. By no means.” 

Alec Baldwin was handed the firearm by assistant director Dave Halls (L), who believed there was no ammunition loaded.
(IMDb/Getty Photographs)

Baldwin, who was additionally a producer on the movie, additionally mentioned there was no indication to him that crew members had been sad with security circumstances on the set, although some reportedly resigned over the difficulty. “I by no means heard one phrase about that, none,” he mentioned.

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Baldwin mentioned complaints about cost-cutting on the movie have been misguided. “Everyone who makes motion pictures has the duty to not be reckless and careless with the cash that you simply’re given,” he mentioned. When requested by George Stephanopoulos whether or not cost-cutting compromised security, Baldwin mentioned “For my part, no.”

"Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was injured on set while filming the movie "Rust" at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2021.

“Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was injured on set whereas filming the film “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch close to Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2021.
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“I personally didn’t observe any security or safety points in any respect within the time I used to be there,” he mentioned.

Baldwin later mentioned he would not maintain himself chargeable for the loss of life of Hutchins however does consider somebody is accountable. He mentioned he feels unimaginable unhappiness and remorse and hopes the investigation reveals how stay ammunition ended up on the set. 

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“Somebody is chargeable for what occurred,” Baldwin mentioned. “It isn’t me.”

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