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Alec Baldwin sued over rust film shooting

The family of a cinematographer who was shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of a movie has filed a new civil suit against the actor and producers involved in the film.

Halyna Hutchins died on the set of Rust in New Mexico after Mr Baldwin allegedly fired a prop gun.

Mr Baldwin, 64, was charged with involuntary manslaughter last month.

The family attorney Gloria Allred, said the family has been “devastated by the shocking killing” of Ms Hutchins.

BBC says the suit, which alleges intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence, is being brought in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Ms Hutchins’ mother, father and sister, who are living in Ukraine.

Ms Hutchins’ husband filed a lawsuit against Mr Baldwin and other members of the film production seeking punitive damages, funeral and other expenses, and an undisclosed amount was paid last October.

The new lawsuit filed on Thursday is aimed at providing “accountability and justice” not only for Ms Hutchins’ husband and son, but her parents and sister.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare