Alec Baldwin Shooting Victim Is Wife of Lawyer Tied to Clinton-Linked Durham Case
Halyna Hutchins's husband is Latham & Watkins attorney involved in Durham indictment
The woman who was shot and killed by Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin on Thursday is the wife of a lawyer involved in the recent Hillary Clinton-connected Durham indictment, accoridng to reports.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins tragically died on Thursday when Baldwin's "prop gun" discharged a live round on the set of his movie "Rust."
However, multiple sources connected to the set of Rust told TMZ that the same Colt pistol that went off in Baldwin's hands had been used recreationally by crew members for "target practice."
The sources claim that some crew members would go off for target practice using real bullets, and some believe a live round from those practice sessions found its way onto the set.
Reports are now also beginning to emerge that link Hutchins' husband to ongoing special counsel investigations into the anti-Trump Russia probe that is being led by John Durham.
According to a report by Reuters, the husband of Halyna Hutchins is a corporate lawyer in Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles office.
One of Latham & Watkins’ clients is Michael Sussmann – the Clinton attorney who was just indicted by John Durham.
Accoridng to Reuters, Matt Hutchins joined Latham as an associate this year.
Earlier he was an in-house lawyer at an entertainment company and practiced at Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Hutchins told news outlets Friday that he had spoken with Baldwin and said the actor was supportive.
Halyna Hutchins was killed when Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of his Western movie “Rust” in New Mexico.
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department said it is investigating the incident, which also left the film’s director, Joel Souza, injured.
Baldwin posted on social media Friday that he was in shock, writing, “My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
Hutchins, 42, was originally from Ukraine and grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle.
She also once worked as an investigative reporter in Europe, according to her website.
She graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015 and was selected as one of American Cinematographer’s Rising Stars of 2019, according to her website biography.