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A California judge has allowed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin to proceed, despite the actor’s efforts to toss the case regarding the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Baldwin, 64, along with his lawyer Luke Nikas filed to dismiss the actor from the lawsuit filed by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who was at the scene when Hutchins was shot. In the suit, Mitchell accuses Baldwin of “recklessly” firing the weapon meant as a prop in a scene for the film Rust. Assistant director David Halls, who handed the gun to Baldwin, and armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed are also both named in the suit, which alleges assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence.

“The Court was required to assume at this stage that Mitchell’s allegations against Alec Baldwin were true — even though they are demonstrably false, made in bad faith, and contradict her own prior statements about what happened,” Nikas said after Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Whitaker denied his motion to strike Baldwin from the case.

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Alec Baldwin.

The First Judicial District Attorney of New Mexico has yet to press charges against the actor. DA Mary Carmack-Altwies clarified that even after Baldwin settled with Hutchins’s family, the investigation would remain in progress.

“We are very happy that we won and that the court today permitted us, over the objection of Alec Baldwin, to proceed in our lawsuit against him on our theories of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence,” Gloria Allred, who is representing Mitchell, said following the ruling. This is Mitchell’s third attempt in front of the same judge to have her lawsuit proceed, as her previous attempts were dismissed in July and again in September.

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Brian Panish, left, an attorney for the family of the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, speaks next to a portrait of Hutchins at a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Los Angeles. The family of Hutchins is suing Alec Baldwin and the movie producers of “Rust” for wrongful death, the attorneys said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Allred is also representing a woman who claims Georgia GOP hopeful Herschel Walker pressured her to get an abortion after she became pregnant with his child. The woman claims Walker drove her to the abortion clinic himself.

The film Rust will resume filming in January after relocating to an unknown location from its original set in New Mexico.

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