Alec Baldwin comes out of the silence. For the first time, or almost, the actor has agreed to confide in the tragedy that unfolded on the set of Rust. Over a month ago, he accidentally killed the film’s cinematographer, using a gun that was supposed to be blank loaded. While the investigations are still ongoing, Alec Baldwin confided in ABC, in an interview which will be broadcast this Thursday, December 2. In an excerpt published on Twitter, we discover the comedian in tears, who explains that he has “no idea” of how a loaded weapon had arrived on the set of the film. “I did not pull the trigger, adds Alec Baldwin, physically scarred by this terrible drama. I would never point a gun at anyone and never pull the trigger, ever.”
“Someone put a live bullet into a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” he added before referring to his victim, Halyne Hutchins: “It’s was a woman who was loved by everyone who worked with her and everyone who knew her and admired her … Even now, I find it hard to believe that she is no longer of this world, it does not not seem real “. Alec Baldwin’s interview comes a few hours after an announcement from investigators, who have found how the deadly bullet ended up on film sets. Gunsmith Thell Reed, father of the film’s gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, told police that the ammunition in her possession “may match what was found on the set of Rust.”
EXCLUSIVE: “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Alec Baldwin tells @GStephanopoulos in first interview since fatal shooting on set of “Rust.” Watch TOMORROW at 8pm ET on @ABC and stream later on @ Hulu. https://t.co/u7L88vylra pic.twitter.com/bJsssJoAJq
– ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021
Alec Baldwin: why is he being sued?
Questioned by investigators, the young woman would have confessed. According to documents the gunsmith admitted to having “not really checked much” the weapon before Alec Baldwin used it. She would have loaded the weapon with five dummy cartridges, before placing it in a safe. Back from her break, she explained that she had introduced a sixth cartridge, without checking the weapon since it had remained in a safe. Since the drama, Alec Baldwin prepares his defense. On November 10, the head lighting designer of the feature film accused him of “negligence”, just like the other producers. Like him, one of Rust’s scripts sued Alec Baldwin, who she said “chose to play ‘Russian roulette’ when he fired his gun without checking it.”
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