'Rust' assistant film director speaks out about deadly shooting on set
For the first time, the assistant film director of 'Rust,' where a woman was fatally shot and a man was injured on set, is speaking out.
Yeah. With an active investigation underway, Dave hauls, the assistant director, largely in charge of safety on the set of rust has broken his silence halls telling the new york post, he's shocked and saddened by the death of Halyna Hutchins. It comes as Hall's attorney is raising doubts about whether he handed Alec baldwin the loaded prop gun. This idea that my client grabbed the gun off of a prop cart and handed it to mr Baldwin absolutely did not happen whether or not he handed the firearm directly to Alec Baldwin at that moment or whether the armor handed it directly to Alec Baldwin at that moment doesn't really matter because he didn't load it. He's not responsible, but according to a search warrant. When investigators asked halls about safety protocols on set in the aftermath of the shooting, he said, I checked the barrel of the gun for obstructions, the armor opens the hatch and spins the drum and I say cold gun on set before Baldwin accidentally fired the fatal shot inside this church halls told authorities he could only remember seeing three rounds, he should have checked them all, but didn't. While the film's production company has said no official safety complaints were made at least one crew member expressed concern over safety just a day before the fatal shooting. In a resignation letter obtained by NBC News Lane Looper, a camera assistant on the film rights, I've never worked on a show that cares so little for the safety of its crew adding during the filming of gunfights, things are often played very fast and loose. There are no safety meetings these days, Looper says there were multiple accidental discharges of firearms on set, telling the L. A. Times one happened when Baldwin stunt double shot a gun he was told was cold, and another involved a woman in the props department who shot herself in the foot with a blank round. This morning, investigators are still piecing together how this fictional western turned into a real life tragedy. Mhm. Yeah.