Alec Baldwin reaches settlement with son of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins trends now
She died when a prop Colt .45 pistol was accidentally loaded with a live round and fired at her by the actor, 65, in October 2021.
Her husband Matthew Hutchins filed a wrongful death lawsuit in February 2022 which included the couple's pre-teen son Andros Hutchins alleging that Baldwin and other producers acted recklessly and contributed to her being fatally shot.
This was settled last October and the settlement has now been approved in court which means the family will be compensated for her death.
A judge ruled that the settlement was in the best interests of Andros who was nine years old when his mother died.
Alec Baldwin has reached a settlement with the son of Halyna Hutchins after the Rust cinematographer was shot dead on set
Hutchins, pictured with her son Andros, died when a prop Colt .45 pistol was accidentally loaded with a live round and fired at her by the actor, 65, in October 2021
Her husband Matthew Hutchins filed a wrongful death lawsuit in February 2022 which included the couple's son Andros Hutchins alleging that Baldwin and other producers acted recklessly and contributed to her being fatally shot
The settlement was partly structured to compensate the child and proceedings have been kept confidential.
The court appointed a guardian ad litem to serve as his legal advocate and they filed a report under seal.
A portion of the settlement will be set aside for Hutchins' son and he will gain access when he reaches 18 and 22, the judges order said.
District Court Judge Bryan Biedscheid wrote: 'The settlement ... is fair, appropriate, and in the best interests of Andros Hutchins, a minor, protected person.'
Hutchins’ husband Matthew became an executive producer on the western film, which resumed production in Montana in May.
He released a statement last year when the settlement was reached and said: 'We have reached a settlement, subject to court approval, for our wrongful death case against the producers of Rust, including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC. As part of that settlement, our case will be dismissed.
'I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin).
'All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.'
Prosecutors in New Mexico dropped an involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin on April 21 and he returned to the set of the film the following day.
But special prosecutors Jason Lewis and Kari Morrissey said in a statement: 'This decision does not absolve Mr. Baldwin of criminal culpability and charges may be refiled.'
Baldwin took to social media on May 22 to mark