Fatal ‘Rust’ shooting ‘took years of my life’ – Crime Online

Baldwin: “I sincerely believe… [investigators are] say it was an accident. It’s tragic.

Actor Alec Baldwin says the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on a film set last year ‘took years out of my life’ and keeps him from working, CNN reporting.

Baldwin made this statement recently in an interview with the News Network.

On October 21, 2021, a prop gun Baldwin was holding shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico. Joel Souza, the film’s director, was also injured.

Baldwin previously said he and Hutchins were considering how to position his hand when the gun fired.

However, an FBI forensic report obtained by ABC News last week concluded that the gun could not have been fired without pulling the trigger. Baldwin and his attorney refuted the report’s conclusion.

Ten months after the tragedy, Baldwin, 65, said he appears to be radioactive in the industry.

“I got fired from another job yesterday,” Baldwin told CNN. “There, I was ready to go to the cinema, to jump on a plane… I’ve been talking to these guys for months and they said to me yesterday: ‘We don’t want to do the film with you because of this .’ »

Baldwin also told the news network he feared for his life after former President Donald Trump claimed, without evidence, that Baldwin intentionally shot Hutchins.

The stress of it all, Baldwin said, has “taken years off my life,” CNN reports, adding, “There’s just this torrent of people attacking me who don’t know the facts.”

The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator ruled the death an accident. However, Baldwin said he blames Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the on-set gunsmith and props assistant, and assistant director Dave Halls, who is the person who gave Baldwin the gun.

“Someone put a live bullet in the gun who should have known better,” Baldwin told CNN. “It was [Gutierrez-Reed’s] work. His job was to look at the ammo and put the dummy bullet or the blank bullet, and there weren’t supposed to be any live ammunition on the board.

He added: “There are two people who didn’t do what they were supposed to do. I’m not sitting here saying I want them to go to jail, or have their lives be hell. I don’t want that, but I want everyone to know that it’s the two people who are responsible for what happened.

Although he believes Gutierrez Reed and Halls are responsible, Baldwin does not believe anyone will face criminal charges.

Lawyers for Gutierrez Reed and Halls said Baldwin was deflecting blame.

“I’m pretty confident that neither of them should ever work on a movie set again,” Baldwin told CNN. “I sincerely believe… [investigators are] say it was an accident. It’s tragic.

Halls’ attorney, Lisa Torraco, denied that her client was responsible.

“Baldwin is pointing fingers at others because the evidence is pointing at him,” Torraco told CNN. “Halls is not responsible. Everyone must stop. People just point fingers at Halls because they don’t want to take responsibility for being wrong. Halls is a scapegoat. People have to look at the evidence.

Gutierrez-Reed filed a lawsuit against the supplier of the gun and ammunition, alleging that the supplier mismixed live and dummy ammunition. The supplier rejected the complaint.

Jason Bowles, an attorney for Gutierrez-Reed, told CNN that it was appropriate for the ammunition supplier to mix live ammunition with blanks.

“We again requested that the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI test the live ammunition for fingerprints and DNA to confirm where the live ammunition originated. To date, they have not done so on this vital question, which must be answered to uncover the full truth about what happened,” Bowles told the News Network.

Featured Image: Baldwin performs hosts at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards Gala at the New York Hilton Midtown on December 9, 2021 in New York City. A federal judge has dismissed an online harassment defamation suit brought against Baldwin by the family of a Marine killed in Afghanistan, saying the Wyoming court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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