Alec Baldwin says he never pulled the trigger on the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. He just followed her instructions to point the gun at her, not knowing there was live ammunition in the chamber.
Baldwin says he pointed the gun at her as directed, cocked it and let go of the hammer and that’s when the gun went off. He says he never touched the trigger. Assistant Director Dave Halls backed Baldwin up and says Baldwin never had his finger on the trigger.
Baldwin says the only issue for him is how live ammunition got into the chamber of the gun. He says he was told it was an “empty gun” — meaning only dummy bullets.
When the gun fired and Halyna fell to the ground, Baldwin says he didn’t know for 45 minutes to an hour she was hit by a live round. He thought maybe Halyna got hit by wadding typically found in blanks.
Baldwin felt people waited too long to get her to a hospital. A helicopter finally came and took her to a hospital. The Sheriff eventually told Baldwin Halyna had died.
Baldwin says he’s having recurring nightmares and is not sure he wants to make movies anymore. He says it’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to him. He says he feels sadness and anger, but not guilt. He says if he felt he was responsible he might have killed himself.