Alec Baldwin claimed that he “didn’t pull the trigger”The gun that killed Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer and also injured Joel Souza, director on set of film Rust.
Authorities reported that Baldwin had discharged a prop gun at Bonanza Creed Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21. Hutchins, 42 years old, died after being airlifted from the scene.
A clip taken from a forthcoming interview with George Stephanopoulos ABC titled Alec Baldwin UnscriptedThe actor said that he had never pulled the trigger.
“The trigger wasn’t pulled,”Baldwin made the comment in the video. “I didn’t pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them, never.”
Questions by @GStephanopoulosHow a real gun got on the “Rust” set, Alec Baldwin says: “I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021
Asked about how a real bullet got on the set, Baldwin replied: “I have no idea.
“Someone put a live bullet in the gun – a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
Baldwin spoke about Hutchins: “She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with her, liked by everyone she worked with and admired. Even now, I find it hard to believe that, it just doesn’t seem real to me.”
On Good Morning America Stephanopoulos described the interview as the most “intense” he’s ever conducted.
“I’ve done thousands of interviews in the last twenty years at ABC. This was the most intense I’ve ever experienced,”He stated.
“So raw. As you can imagine he’s devastated, but he was also very candid, he was very forthcoming. He answered every question. He talked about Halyna Hutchins and also talked about his family.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 1, 2021
“[He] went through in detail what happened on the set that day, and I have to tell you I was surprised in many places over the course of that hour and twenty minutes we sat down yesterday.”
The complete interview will be broadcast in the USA on ABCTomorrow morning at 8 p.m. ET (1 am in the UK), it will be broadcast on Hulu.
Police are searching for ammunition to blame for the shooting. RustFilm set. Recently, we searched the premises at a firearms dealer in Albuquerque.
Last month, Rust crew member filed a lawsuit against the film’s production team, including Baldwin, for general negligence which caused “severe emotional distress”.