This Thursday, February 23, Alec Baldwin announced that he pleaded not guilty to manslaughter after the events that took place on the set of the film Rust, in 2021. The American actor who was to appear in court this Friday, also let it be known that he would not appear for this audition. As a reminder, in October 2021, on the set of the film Rust, which took place in New Mexico, Alec Baldwin seized a weapon supposed to contain blank bullets but which contained, in reality, very real projectiles. According to the inquest, the American actor fired the weapon and killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Criminally prosecuted by the justice of New Mexico for manslaughter, Alec Baldwin risks up to 18 months in prison, just like the armorer of the film. US state prosecutors recently dropped charges against the actor for an aggravating circumstance that made him face five years behind bars. The actor is also the subject of a civil complaint from the Ukrainian parents and the sister of the victim. Alec Baldwin has always claimed his innocence, assuring that he thought the weapon he was holding was harmless. He also denies pulling the trigger despite conflicting reports from numerous experts.
Alec Baldwin: an actor father of 8 children
Aged 64, Alec Baldwin is particularly known for his appearances in films such as The Hunt for Red October, in the early 1990s, Pearl Harbor, in the early 2000s, or even, more recently, Mission: Impossible: Rogue. Nation and Mission Impossible: Fallout. On the private side, the American actor is the father of 8 children. The last, Ilaria Catalina, was born last September.
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