Alec Baldwin settles lawsuit over Halyna Hutchins' on-set death

Alec Baldwin has reached a settlement with the husband of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer he unintentionally shot dead on the set of the western Rust. Filming may now resume, with her husband named as an executive producer.

All parties believe Ms Hutchins' death was an accident, her husband said.

The settlement avoids a civil trial and courtroom scrutiny of the accident—or of Baldwin's questionable claim that he never pulled the trigger. Hopefully Baldwin's inability to stop talking about the incident in the most narcissistic terms imaginable meant more zeroes for Hutchins' survivors, but we'll likely never know.

Correction: Alec, not Adam.