‘Rust’ Crew Blames Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed In Newly Released Texts, Says ‘She Was Killed By Someone’

Rust Armorer’s attorney Hannah Gutierrez Reed blamed Alec Baldwin’s film producers for allowing an “unsafe” setting for the scene that accidentally claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, but two colleagues Her ex seems less convincing in the recently published text messages.

On Monday, nearly a week after New Mexico fined indie Western $136,793 for not following safety procedures, Santa Fe police released all documents related to their ongoing investigation. about the case. No charges have been filed and authorities are still working to determine how a bullet directly entered Baldwin’s prop gun and how the bullet went undetected during security checks. whole. The documents released Monday include police interviews with Baldwin, crime scene photos and phone records from various crew members.

Also of particular interest, perhaps, was a ferocious exchange in which Rust Supporting master Sarah Zachry and costume designer Terese Davis discuss Reed and her attorney’s comments about the accidental shooting and the conditions that caused it.

As Reed said and emails from before the shooting were reviewed by LA time said, at the very least, the armorer did two jobs in the low-budget film. As line producer Gabrielle Pickle told Reed a few weeks before the crash, “We hired you to make both the Main Assistant Armor and Props.”

In an email to Pickles, Reed replied, “Ever since we started, I’ve had a lot of days where my job should just focus on guns and people’s safety… I have to do both. [jobs]that’s when mistakes are made”.

Davis and Zachry’s text — which was obtained from the police by The Daily Beast — hypothesizes how much time Reed has spent working for and against her attorney’s defense tactics.

“Do you have a record of conversations with the production about her not doing her job as a support master?” Davis asked for the master’s assistance in a text from October 29. The support owner asserted, “Hannah NEVER helps with Props. The only time she did that was when I took a few breaks from practice. That’s why we have a buyer so they can help get her slack back.”

In a statement released shortly after last year’s accident, Reed’s Attorney Jason Bowles wrote, “Safety was Hannah’s number one priority on set. Finally, the set will never be damaged if live ammo is not introduced. Hannah doesn’t know where the live ring is coming from. ”

“Hannah has been hired for two positions in this film, which makes it very difficult to focus on her job as a caseworker,” the statement added. “She fought to train, days to service her weapon, and the right time to prepare for gunfire but was ultimately appreciated by her production and department. The entire manufacturing process becomes unsafe due to various factors, including the lack of safety meetings. This is not Hannah’s fault. (The Daily Beast has reached out to Reed’s attorneys for further comment on the trove of released documents, but they have declined.)

In conversation with Davis, Zachry wrote, “I can’t believe Hannah said ‘her department’ turned down her extra training time with guns. I HAVE MONEY SAME TIME TO PREPARE LIKE HIS. ”

“She also apparently used similar guns in the Nick Cage movie right before the production of this movie,” added Zachry, “so she knows how to use these guns.”

“She also seems to have used similar guns in the Nick Cage movie right before the production of this movie, so she knows how to use a gun.”

The movie Cage in question will be Old road. While making that movie, a source told The Daily Beast that Reed – the daughter of former Hollywood actor The Reed – “was a bit careless with the gun, occasionally swinging it… There were a few times she was He loaded empty cells and did it in a way that we consider unsafe.” Reed did not respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment at the time.

While discussing Reed’s reaction to death Rust accident with Zachry, costume designer Davis said, “She was gross. I’m so disgusted [sic] by her right now. She’s dead. She killed someone. And instead of taking responsibility and facing it, she’s trying to take everyone else down with her. “

In a later message, Davis wrote that Reed “didn’t do his job right. And she had plenty of time to do that because we had extra time that morning while the cameras were off. So she can say what she wants about practice times and all that bullshit but that’s not why she killed Halyna.”

Davis then added: “There are protocols in place that could have prevented Halyna’s death if Hannah were to spy on them. “She broke SO a lot, by her own claim. It was intentional negligence. She has to take responsibility. She will kill for manslaughter. “


A sign directs people to the road leading to Bonanza Creek Ranch, where the movie was filmed Rust is being filmed on October 22, 2021, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Reed is sued Rust ‘S arms supplier in January, alleging that the company supplied a tainted counterfeit cartridge containing at least one live bullet. Last week, she and her attorneys celebrated a small victory when New Mexico’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released the results of a six-month investigation that ended with a large fine for Rustof the manufacturer.

In a video statement regarding the state’s decision, New Mexico’s Environmental Cabinet Secretary James Kenney said that “serious regulatory failures” have hampered production and that “if good practices Industry standards were followed, Halyna Hutchins was shot dead and Joel Souza was seriously injured that would not have happened. “

In a statement to Deadline, Reed attorney Jason Bowles wrote, “Following OSHA’s very comprehensive safety investigation involving numerous interviews and review of documents, it has been concluded that production intentionally failed to follow national gun safety standards, which caused this tragedy… OSHA found that Hannah Gutierrez Reed was not provided with sufficient time or resources to conduct her work. effectively, although she voiced her concerns”.

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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