AceShowbiz - The attorneys representing embattled "Rust" armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed are doubling down on their "sabotage" conspiracy theory, claiming their client is "being framed."
The weapons expert has been named in a suit filed by on-set gaffer Serge Svetnoy, who helped nurse cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as she lay dying after being accidentally shot by actor Alec Baldwin during a bullet mix-up on the set of the western in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Svetnoy has accused Gutierrez-Reed, Baldwin, and assistant director David Halls of negligence.
But the armourer's attorneys insist she is being set up, and they have offered up evidence to support their claim to police officials.
"We are convinced that this was sabotage and Hannah is being framed," her attorney, Jason Bowles, says.
"This morning we offered to share additional, critical information with the Sheriff's Office and are awaiting their response on the sharing of information.
"Yesterday, we met with the Santa Fe County Deputy Sheriffs and Hannah continued to co-operate and provided a full interview. Information is coming out that needs to be fully investigated and considered by the District Attorney. We eagerly await the FBI's investigation as well and we are asking for a full and complete investigation of all of the facts, including the live rounds themselves, how they ended up in the 'dummies' box, and who put them in there.
"We are convinced that this was sabotage and Hannah is being framed. We believe that the scene was tampered with as well before the police arrived. The truth finding process demands that the District Attorney and FBI run down all of the evidence, including the nature of those live rounds."
The statement comes hours after Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies appeared on "Good Morning America" and insisted there is no evidence to support the sabotage claims.
"I know that some defence attorneys have come up with conspiracy theories and have used the word 'sabotage', but we do not have any proof," she said, and asked if she believes sabotage is a possibility, the D.A. said, "No."