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Alec Baldwin Hit With Disturbing 'Russian Roulette' Accusations

The attorney for "Rust" script supervisor Mamie Mitchell — who hit Alec Baldwin with another lawsuit this week in relation to the Halyna Hutchins shooting — has publicly accused the actor of playing "Russian roulette" on set by firing his gun "without checking it."

"His behavior and that of the producers on Rust was reckless," seethed Gloria Allred, Mitchell's lawyer, at a press conference on Wednesday, November 17, in which their lawsuit against Baldwin was first revealed (via Fox News). "Days before the shooting there were warning signs that there were dangerous conditions related to guns on the set," Allred continued.

According to Mitchell's suit, there was "nothing in the script about the gun being discharged by [Baldwin] or by any other person" that day, October 21, when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was accidentally shot and killed by the "30 Rock" star. Mitchell was in attendance on Wednesday, November 17, during Allred's press conference and recalled bits of the ordeal to reporters.

Baldwin gambled with crewmembers' lives and ignored unsafe conditions, attorney says

Gloria Allred didn't mince words when describing Alec Baldwin's alleged role in the accidental shooting death of Halyna Hutchins and wounding of "Rust" director Joel Souza. "Mr. Baldwin chose to play Russian roulette when he fired a gun without checking it and without having the armorer do so in his presence," alleged the high-profile attorney, according to Fox News. 

Allred described the supposed warning signs and dangerous conditions on the "Rust" set, telling reporters, "A camera operator had reported two gun discharges during a rehearsal in a cabin. 'This is super unsafe,' the camera operator wrote in a text message to the production manager." 

According to the police affidavit, at least seven members of the "Rust" camera crew had quit their jobs and walked off set just hours before Hutchins' death, following an unspecified dispute with "Rust" producers. Cops said the incident caused delays and other problems for the cast and crew in the hours leading up to the Halyna Hutchins shooting. Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed's legal team has claimed that this may have played a role in what happened — with one of the disgruntled crewmembers possibly being to blame.

Describing what happened through tears, script supervisor Mamie Mitchell said the shooting left her traumatized (via Fox News). "I turned and my director was falling backwards," Mitchell remembered. "Halyna was falling to the left of me ... I could not believe this was happening." The crewmember called Hutchins an "extraordinary and rare person" who had befriended her on set. 

"I've been robbed of my new friend," Mitchell told reporters on Wednesday.