The accidental shooting on the set of Rust had to be one of the more tragic issues in filmmaking history. Now the possibility of liability for the crew, including actor Alec Baldwin, might be on the horizon.
TMZ reports that District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed an emergency request last week reportedly, asking the New Mexico Board of Finance for extra funds to assist in bringing up to four possible criminal cases that may materialize from her office’s investigation into the death of Halyna Hutchins.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Carmack-Altwies got half of what she wanted, with the $317,000 in relief, even though she had asked for $635,000. That is what her office estimated it would cost to handle the would-be cases.
The D.A. isn’t naming names in any potential charges, however, her office is saying Baldwin could be on the chopping block. The documents they filed, cited by SFNM, reportedly say … “One of the possible defendants is well known movie actor Alec Baldwin.” Carmack-Altwies says she’s expecting the final report from the Sheriff’s Office soon.
Baldwin maintained that Halyna’s death was an accident, and not his fault in the slightest by deflecting blame to other crew members, whom he says should’ve checked the gun to make sure it wasn’t loaded and was functioning properly. He claims that he didn’t pull the trigger and his version states that the gun went off on its own after he pulled back the hammer.
Thirsty will monitor the story, This should be a blockbuster when the charges are eventually announced.
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