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‘Rust’ armorer says she does not know the way reside ammo bought on set, in line with attorneys

Hannah Gutierrez was responding to “untruths which were advised to the media,” an announcement launched Thursday evening by her attorneys to NBC Information stated.

“Security is Hannah’s primary precedence on set,” reads the assertion from attorneys Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence. “Finally this set would by no means have been compromised if reside ammo weren’t launched. Hannah has no concept the place the reside rounds got here from.”

Muricas Information reached out to Gutierrez’s attorneys and the “Rust” manufacturing workplace Friday morning for remark.

Two crew members from the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie “The Previous Method,” which Gutierrez acknowledged in a podcast was her solely earlier movie expertise as an armorer, advised Muricas Information that they felt she had been reckless on that venture.

However on “Rust,” the weapons had been locked up each evening and at lunch, and Gutierrez had no concept how the reside spherical that killed director of images Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza bought on set, Gutierrez’s attorneys say of their assertion.

“Hannah and the prop grasp gained management over the weapons and she or he by no means witnessed anybody shoot reside rounds with these weapons and nor can be allow that,” the assertion stated, in line with NBC.

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The investigation into the lethal “Rust” incident is massive and sophisticated, Santa Fe County District Lawyer Mary Carmack-Altwies advised Muricas Information this week, and any stories of anybody taking pictures reside rounds with the weapons has not been confirmed. Nobody has been charged within the case.

“We do not know the way these reside rounds bought there,” the district lawyer stated Wednesday. “And I believe that that can in all probability find yourself being form of the linchpin for whether or not a call is made about fees.”

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Gutierrez’s attorneys additionally blame the manufacturing for security lapses, saying Gutierrez was employed to carry out two jobs on the movie and couldn’t strictly concentrate on her duties as armorer.

“She fought for coaching, days to keep up weapons, and correct time to organize for gunfire however in the end was overruled by manufacturing and her division,” the assertion reads.

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