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Screenwriter Mamie Mitchell is suing the actor, claiming the Rust scene did not require a gun to be drawn. She was the first to call emergency services after Halyna Hutchins, 42, was accidentally shot and director Joel Souza was injured when a gun Baldwin was told she had fired a bullet real safe.

Ms Mitchell collapsed as she spoke to reporters alongside her lawyer Gloria Allred in Los Angeles yesterday after filing a lawsuit against Baldwin, assistant director Dave Halls and the film’s producers.

She said, “I relive the shot and the sound of the gun exploding over and over again.” The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, states, “Alec Baldwin intentionally, without cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded weapon even though the scene to come did not require the cocking and firing. of the firearm.

“In our opinion, he chose to play Russian roulette with a loaded gun without checking it and without the gunsmith doing so.”

Ms Allred said Baldwin, 63 and an ‘industry veteran’, should not have trusted a gun handed to her by anyone other than the prop master or gunsmith . The weapon was given to him by Halls, who allegedly shouted “cold weapon”, meaning not loaded with live ammunition.

Ms Allred said: ‘His behavior and that of the Rust producers was reckless.’ The lawsuit says the script called for three close-up camera shots for the scene — one of Baldwin’s eyes, another of a bloodstain and a third of Baldwin’s torso “as he reached out his hand.” holstered and removed the weapon.

“There was nothing in the script about the weapon unloaded by Baldwin or by ­any other person. He should have assumed that the weapon in question was loaded unless and until it was demonstrated or verified by him that it was unloaded,” the filing states.

Ms. Mitchell alleges assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and willful infliction of harm.

The lawsuit is the second to be filed for the shooting. No criminal charges have been filed.