“Rust” set tragedy still haunts the affected family. The cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was accidentally killed at the hands of Alec Baldwin when he fired a gun while filming. Police recently revealed footage of the incident but the family is having a tough time keeping the video in limelight.
Santa Fe County Sheriff recently released a video of Hutchins as she lay dying after being shot. She was a mother and a wife. That being said, with the release of new footage the family has been traumatized again.
Sheriff Adan Mendoza received a tense email from Hutchins’ family attorney, Brian Panish. In the email, he wrote, that Sheriff trampled on their dignity and privacy by releasing the video and other evidence in the case.
Panish said in his email that the Halyna’s husband Matthew Hutchins was initially promised by the sheriff to review all the stuff before its release. However, the police officer didn’t live up to his words and released the footage without even notifying the family. The-email was obtained by TMZ.
“Your office trampled on the constitutional rights of Hutchins,” the email read.
“We fear, for example, that this shocking footage of Andros’ mother dying may be material used by bullies to emotionally abuse him in the future.”
“We demand that your office respect Matthew, Halyna and Andros Hutchins’ constitutional rights of dignity, privacy, respect and fairness going forward. We also demand that your office take down the video footage of Halyna Hutchins dying on the church floor,” adding, “While the damage of publishing that video is irreparable, taking down the video will end your office’s complicity in causing future harm.”
We will have to see if the footage gets taken down or not in future. If this thing also goes to the court, the ongoing production of the movie will experience another setback. Of course showrunners don’t want that so it is certain that they will come out with some solution.
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