Alec Baldwin is being sued by the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was slain on the set of “Rust.”

On Tuesday, February 15, the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed while filming “Rust,” filed a wrongful death action against actor Alec Baldwin and others, alleging that they disregarded many industry-wide procedures meant to make movie sets safe.

When a gun Baldwin was using during a practice shot a live bullet, it killed Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico was used to film the film.

Baldwin claims he was assured the gun was “cold,” which is a film industry euphemism for “safe to use,” and that he did not pull the trigger.

Matthew Hutchins, Halyna’s husband, had the lawsuit filed on his behalf in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

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“The complaint identifies Alec Baldwin and others who are responsible for set safety and whose reckless behavior and cost-cutting led to the sad and terrible death of Halyna Hutchins,” attorney Brian Panish said at a press conference in Los Angeles.

In addition to Baldwin, the wrongful death claim named nearly a half-dozen other defendants, including armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed and assistant director David Halls.

Baldwin has “a major share of liability,” according to Panish, because he was in possession of the firearm that murdered Hutchins.

The lawyer demonstrated an animated simulation of what he believes happened inside the cathedral where actors were filming at the time of the shooting.

The lawyer stated that he did not believe the firearm was ‘cold’ or malfunctioning.

“If the gun isn’t loaded, it won’t shoot.”

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