Set Worker in Charge of Alec Baldwin’s Gun was 'Inexperienced,' Staff Say
Colleagues say armorer was 'green and inexperienced'
The young set worker who loaded Alex Baldwin’s gun was "inexperienced and green" according to staff.
A colleague described the worker as careless, even giving her a gun without checking it.
The Daily Beast reported that Hannah Gutierrez-Reed had allegedly given an 11-year-old actress a gun without checking it properly while on the set of the Nicholas Cage film, The Old Way.
"There were a couple times she was loading the blanks and doing it in a fashion that we thought was unsafe," one of the sources said.
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Alec Baldwin is now facing a mountain of legal challenges, including possible criminal charges as he is responsible for set safety, and not to mention he was the one who pulled the trigger.
Peter Lake, an ex-filmmaker and former US National Shooting Team member, said it was Baldwin's fault.
“The buck stops with Alec Baldwin on every level,” he told The New York Post.
“It looks very bad for him.
"At least the captain of the Titanic had the good sense to go down with the ship.”
"Clearly someone didn’t do their due diligence,” he said.
"They should have been checking those guns to make sure there were no live rounds.”
LA defense attorney Denise Bohdan said that “anyone running that set will be sued.”
"Yes, Alec Baldwin was the main producer, but it might be found out that another producer did more to cut corners.
"I don’t think there will be anything as bad as a murder charge, but this is going to be a legal nightmare for Baldwin,” she said.
"There should have been an investigation into what happened,” said the crew member.
“There were no safety meetings.
"There was no assurance that it wouldn’t happen again.
"All they wanted to do was rush, rush, rush.”
One colleague was so unnerved by the prop gun misfires, he notified the unit production manager.
“We’ve now had 3 accidental discharges. This is super unsafe,” according to a copy of the message reviewed by The Times.