Alec Baldwin insists he did not pull the trigger on the gun that killed movie cinematographer

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Alec Baldwin insists he did not pull the trigger on the gun that killed movie cinematographer

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Alec Baldwin has lashed out over the inference that he pulled the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie Rust.

Baldwin's comments come shortly after an FBI report on the tragic incident concluded that the trigger on the firearm had to have been pulled.

The Hollywood actor was rehearsing a scene on October 21 last year when a gun he was told was safe to use went off, tragically killing the 42-year-old woman.

Baldwin claims that the faulty gun fired on its own.


In an interview with American journalist Chris Cuomo on his new YouTube show, The Chris Cuomo Project, Baldwin revealed that he has been frustrated by the media fiasco following the sad incident.

"To focus on one thing - I am not the victim here. Things for me are going to get better, cleared up. I am 1,000 per cent sure," Baldwin told Cuomo.

"Nothing is going to bring this woman back. She's dead. She has a little boy.

"This is the real tragedy."

The 30 Rock star added: "Everything we've said doesn't matter - me, the press. My point is, the real tragedy here is what happened to this woman."

The Hollywood star also said that 'everyone on set knows what happened that day', adding that those making the most noise about the shooting fiasco weren't there and therefore have no idea what happened that day.

"Every single person on the set of the film knows what happened," Baldwin told Cuomo.

Credit: Barry King/Alamy.
Credit: Barry King/Alamy.

"The people talking loudest about what happened or speculating about what happened were not on the set of the film — the LA Times, the Hollywood Reporter they talk on and on and on about 'what if this' and 'what if that'.

"They have dined out on this and the thing they have in common is nobody was there."

He then added: "Everyone who was there knows exactly what happened and exactly who is to blame."

A report released in April by the New Mexico's Department's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) ruled that 'firearm safety procedures were not followed on set'.

The report also said that the film production company did not follow national guidelines, which include not bringing live ammunition into a studio, holding daily safety meetings and ensuring that staff ‘refrain from pointing a firearm at anyone’ unless they have consulted an onsite armourer or other safety representative.

Baldwin's attorneys argue that this report exonerates the star from any possible wrongdoing.

Topics: Celebrity, Alec Baldwin

Rachel Lang
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