Alec Baldwin made headlines last year for all the wrong reasons after accidentally shooting a crew member. He allegedly fired a prop gun, which ended up lethally wounding cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Prosecutors recently charged Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust.
According to New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies, the Emmy winner and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will both be charged with involuntary manslaughter. Rust’s first assistant director, David Halls, agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon. Special prosecutor Andrea Reeb also made a statement.
If any one of these three people — Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed or David Halls — had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would be alive today. It’s that simple. The evidence clearly shows a pattern of criminal disregard for safety on the Rust film set. In New Mexico, there is no room for film sets that don’t take our state’s commitment to gun safety and public safety seriously.
On October 21, 2021, Baldwin was holding the gun that killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. The cinematographer was rushed to the hospital following the incident, but she died later that day. She was 42 years old.
The 30 Rock alum has maintained his innocence in Hutchins’ death, claiming that he did not pull the trigger before the gun discharged. Baldwin clarified his innocence to an investigator in a phone call after the shooting. “I know 1,000 percent I’m not responsible for what happened to her.”
As we reported earlier, Matthew, Halyna’s husband, announced that he is no longer pursuing a lawsuit against Alec or the “Rust” producers, claiming that they have struck an agreement, and he has agreed to drop his wrongful death suit. Matthew has also signed on to be an executive producer for the project. This is a developing story so keep an eye on Thirsty to get the latest updates.
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