The world is still reeling from the shocking and tragic incident that took place on the set of “Rust” a few months ago. As reported earlier, in what was ruled an accident, Alec Baldwin allegedly fired a prop gun, which ended up lethally wounding cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The FBI has claimed that there is no way that the gun could have gone off without Baldwin pulling the trigger. Baldwin’s account stated that he had not pulled the trigger, and only manipulated the hammer.
Baldwin’s attorney, Luke Nikas, has now come forward. He spoke to TMZ, disputing the FBI claim on Fox News. Nikas has made the assertion that “the FBI report is being misconstrued.”
The gun fired in testing only one time — without having to pull the trigger — when the hammer was pulled back and the gun broke in two different places. The FBI was unable to fire the gun in any prior test, even when pulling the trigger, because it was in such poor condition.
In addition, Nikas is also claiming that the FBI’s findings are irrelevant, since “the Santa Fe Medical Investigator’s Office came back with its own pivotal finding over Halyna’s death,” and the incident had officially been deemed an accident.
Nikas also claims that Baldwin had been assured by the person in charge of safety that the gun was “cold,” and that it was safe. Since there is disagreement regarded the nature of the incident, the district attorney has not yet made a decision about criminal charges.
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